We are all impelled to prefer people who look like us, act like us and share our interests thanks to neurological process called unconscious bias. Meanwhile, the world is becoming smaller, increasingly diverse and is also half female. This juxtaposition is one of the big problems of modern commerce. Unconscious bias causes us to make subconscious judgments and assessments of people and situations influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. Unfortunately, it also hinders development and an organisations competitive edge.Organisations which recognise this and embrace diversity thrive while those which remain stuck in limiting patterns of behaviour miss out on new ideas and opportunities. The first step to true diversity is understanding how unconscious bias works and developing strategies to recognise and overcome it.
It was an extremely interesting session. Learning in a fun environment is a much better way to interact with others. It got people feeling at ease and open up and discuss and people were more honest than usual. It was also a good way to remember new things learnt.
It was good to see lawyers actively engaged in the session and challenging their way of thinking. This course is relevant and would be beneficial to every role within the firm.
Our workshops explore the issues in a refreshing fun, non-judgemental, enlightening way and provide delegates with real light-bulb moments about their own subconscious processes and behaviour. We deliver serious content in an entertaining way, creating memorable events that embed thinking and lead to modern and ethical working environments that encourage diversity and attract talent.