Address your unconscious bias | Lesson 9 / 10

How Do I Keep Bias from Influencing My Work?

3 min

Quiz 1 of 2

Your colleague is working on an important project and wants to keep unconscious bias from having an impact. What can he do?

a
Nothing. There’s no way to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias.
b
Make sure he’s not making decisions under pressure, when he’s distracted, or when he’s feeling extreme emotion.
c
Find someone who can play “devil’s advocate” to his ideas, then go with what they say.
d
Only make decisions when he’s in a happy mood. We tend to be more thoughtful when we’re feeling good.

Quiz 2 of 2

Your colleague just solicited feedback from a group on a design proposal she’s about to send out. Some members of the group pointed out a few things they thought were questionably biased. Your colleague thinks they’re overreacting. What should she do?

a
She should trust her instincts. Outside perspectives are valuable, but they don’t always take the bigger picture into account.
b
She should take their feedback into consideration. We don’t always see what others see, which is why we need feedback from multiple perspectives.
c
She should make some changes but not all of them. You don’t want work to be biased, but it’s important to take risks.
d
She should get a second opinion. If the group doesn’t unanimously think that the proposal is biased, then she doesn’t need to make changes.

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