Leadership Training: Unconscious Bias
Did you know that our brain receives approximately 11 million pieces of information each second? However, our conscious mind only processes about 40.
As part of DOC’s annual leadership training program, members of our team learned about the concept of unconscious bias from talented guest speaker Cheryl Lucas-DeBerry of MRA – The Management Association. In short, unconscious bias represents mental shortcuts based on social norms and stereotypes–prejudices of which we are unaware. Her talk served as a great reminder to be #mindful of the unconscious influences in our decision-making in the workplace that often goes unrecognized.