Managing Implicit Bias with Diversity and Inclusion: An Imperative for Future Success - Discussion Resource
Many employers have sought to eradicate behaviors associated with explicit bias. But implicit, or unconscious, bias still has a profound effect on organizational leaders.
Despite all the science, research and education on implicit bias, society has yet to address how such bias routinely affects hiring, development and promotion decisions in the workplace. To explore this issue, in November 2017 the TIAA Institute, the Council on Foundations and Duke University convened a group of roughly 50 leaders from the higher education, philanthropy and private sectors. The event’s objective was to examine how implicit bias impacts organizational effectiveness and efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. This discussion resource lays out the key themes that arose from the convening and raises a number of questions for leaders to consider.