21. February 2018
What is ‘unconscious bias’?
Our brain automatically tells us that we are safe with people who look, think and act similarly to us. That was our survival trick on the savannah and still is useful most of the time today. The brain uses short-cuts to navigate an incredible amount of information which leads us to make snap decisions about who we prefer and who we avoid.
These automatic preferences and prejudices are what we call ‘biases’. As such, unconscious bias is the #1 contributor to a homogenous work environment and sameness thinking, thus a disabler of diversity and an enemy of innovation.
Kilde: Living Institute
About Heidi Rottbøll Andersen
Heidi Rottbøll Andernsen is Founding Partner and Director of LIVING INSTITUTE, a company that helps some of the biggest companies like LEGO, Bang & Olufsen, Bayer, Novo Nordisk, Rockwool, SAP, Symphogen, Danfoss, Grundfos, Vestas, Nordea, and Danske Bank become culturally intelligent. Rottbøll Andersen gives lectures at Copenhagen Business School about business culture, and she is part of the think tank in Danske Bank for diversity and inclusion.