That was my takeaway from David Rock’s presentation on The Neuroscience of Breaking Bias from last year’s Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. All biases are not bad. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t address them.
Here’s why: Think of bias as our tendency to generalize or group people or information. Each of us gets our biases from a different place, so we can’t treat all biases the same. In fact, there are even biases in the way we approach bias.
As a result, biases are a part