Introduction to Unconscious Bias | Lesson 7 / 10

What Types of Bias Exist?

3 min

Quiz 1 of 2

Your friend is proud of having a “very diverse” team. All members of the team are from different racial/ethnic backgrounds, there’s an even split between males and females, and everyone works really well together -- they regularly participate in rowdy brainstorming sessions, and always try to one-up each other with the newest creative idea. What types of bias might exist within this team?

a
None: this team likely has no biases
b
Dietary restrictions: people with allergies might be excluded from group meals
c
Intelligence: if everyone one-ups each other, the smartest person will always get their way
d
Working style: people who aren’t comfortable shouting out thoughts

Quiz 2 of 2

Your colleague is planning your next team event which was supposed to be an after-work happy hour, but now she’s worried that this type of event is biased. What advice can you give her?

a
Not everything will always work for everyone. The point is to make sure there is variety in team events, so that the same people don’t always end up excluded.
b
She’s right. She should schedule an event that won’t offend anyone.
c
Just because someone finds it difficult to participate in an event doesn’t mean it’s biased. Sometimes people just need to join even if they don’t like it.
d
Try to plan events during work hours. That way there’s no risk of scheduling an event that’s biased.

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