Unconscious Bias Training: How to Start This Essential Process in Your Workplace

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Over the last few years, workplaces that value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts have begun implementing unconscious bias training. If you’re not already familiar with the term, unconscious bias, often referred to as implicit bias, refers to the deep-seated attitudes people hold subconsciously about those around them; when put into action, these prejudices also actively harm others and foster a discriminatory culture in the workplace.

So, how can you improve your work environment? That’s where unconscious bias training comes in. By its very nature, implicit bias is something that happens unconsciously; making sure employees, and the company at large, are aware of these biases is an essential first step. Here, we’ll review the best way to implement unconscious bias training so that your staff or peers can actively work against these unintended — but no less harmful — attitudes and actions.