unconscious bias


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Unconscious bias in everyday management and hiring

What is behind it and what do we mean by it? The English term bias can be translated as a cognitive distortion. This includes, for example, automatic stereotypes, prejudices, prejudices or other incorrect interpretations when perceiving, remembering and judging. Since biases usually occur unconsciously, one speaks of unconscious bias.

Unconscious perceptions, evaluations and decisions are always relevant for us in everyday management and recruiting. How we judge our environment and the people in that environment has a very strong influence on our behavior. The unconscious perception enables us to react quickly to our environment, but at the same time it is prone to errors.


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The subject of our Unconscious Bias workshop are the following questions and their answers:

  • How did and do we come to our unconscious patterns?
  • What effects do unconscious distortions have on our everyday leadership and hiring work?
  • What are the risks for companies when they let the right people go and hire the wrong ones?
  • Why do we find it difficult to pause between perception and evaluation?
  • Why does the messenger always rub off on the message and the message always rubs off on the messenger?
  • Which simple methods help us to communicate more consciously without ignoring the unconscious perceptions?

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Thomas Wetzel

Thomas Wetzel is the contact person for the departments at HAGER Executive Consulting Development leadership, assessment and change management.

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