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Managing Unconscious Bias: Strategies to Manage Bias & Build More Diverse, Inclusive Organizations

Aug 1, 2016

Unconscious bias can lead to many types of undesirable outcomes; in organizations, it can lead to differences in the way we attract, hire, develop, and retain people from underrepresented groups. Even when these differences are subtle—and sometimes especially so—they present significant barriers to cultivating a diverse, inclusive organization. Awareness of unconscious bias and active engagement in efforts to reduce bias should be a core component of any company's diversity and inclusion strategy. For the growing number of companies devoting resources to diversity, this Paper is a guide on how to think about and address unconscious bias at all levels of the organization.