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Unconscious Bias Training: 3 Ways to Make It Better

Posted by Alicia Busse

May 3, 2017

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In a world full of differentiating workplace structures and strategies, one thing remains true when it comes to the ideas and outcomes of unconscious bias training: If you want your organization to adopt and accept a new form of training, you must first understand the need to motivate employees to engage in new behaviors.

As an ongoing effort to educate organization's on different forms of bias in the workplace, Emtrain’s Unconscious Bias Expert, Joelle Emerson of Paradigm, continues to develop new strategies for companies who may be experiencing bias in their workplace or those whom are seeking long-term goals to better their organizational structure to adopt the effectiveness of unconscious bias training. 

Joelle’s recent article in the Harvard Business Review focuses on three evidence-based principles that can be integrated into the design of your educational bias training program. These three principles are:

  1. Strike a careful balance between limiting defensiveness about unconscious bias, while communicating the importance of managing bias. 
  2. Structure the content around workplace situations. 
  3. Make it action oriented. 

Joelle iterates the importance of understanding the ways in which these three principles can be used within an organization’s efforts towards awareness of workplace biases to aid in motivation and engagement. The need for constant adaptation and recognition of these biases will help your organization develop a strategy that best suits the needs of your workforce and will develop into an impactful unconscious bias training program.

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Topics: People Skills, Unconscious Bias