Blindsided: Uncovering, Understanding and Managing Bias Workshop
Available from Legacy Business Cultures
September 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm | MAA Carriage House, Washington D.C.
Over the past half million years, the human brain has evolved to become the most sophisticated and successful survival computer that the planet has ever seen. Containing over 100 billion neurons, each capable of linking into an almost infinite number of synaptic pathways, it is fast, adaptable and efficient. These characteristics have allowed humans to rise to and remain at the top of the planetary food chain. Quite simply, we can out-think any other species known.
At the same time, our brains are far from perfect. Some of the same characteristics that make them so successful actually get in our way as often as they help us. That’s because efficiency and speed often come at the cost of accuracy. Without even realizing it, we take mental shortcuts that often lead us to make inaccurate assessments of the situations and people with whom we deal. Put us in stressful environments, and a whole different array of short cuts, compromises and trade-offs emerge. Welcome to the world of unconscious bias.