We live in an increasingly complex world. We are bombarded with tons of information every day. In order to remain able to act here, our brain tries to filter out and interpret the most important information. To do this, we use categories, stereotypes and memories to make the world “tradable” for us. These habits of our thinking are extremely efficient. Nevertheless, they lead to the emergence of unconscious biases that lead to erroneous unconscious prejudices and decisions.
Unconscious biases have a significant impact on how you work with other people.
This has a variety of consequences: we underestimate or overestimate the competence of people, prefer people who are similar to us and allow ourselves to be influenced by the group. Talents are overlooked, people are promoted who are not necessarily best suited for the position, and needs are misjudged. Examples of relevant fields of action are project staffing, assessment procedures, attitude, team culture and dealing with each other.
When people are sensitized to unconscious bias, this strengthens their decision-making and leadership skills. You learn to reflect better so that decisions can be made in a more unprejudiced, objective and performance-oriented manner.
Learning Objectives: After the workshop
- you will be able to explain how unconscious bias/unconscious prejudices arise and understand how biases affect decisions.
- you know why we all have prejudices and how our brains trick us
- you will develop a more responsible approach to your own blind spots in everyday work.
- you will be able to use empathetic listening with genuine interest.
- you will be able to create a safe atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable.
- you will learn to accept that imperfection is part of reality.
This workshop will focus on:
- Explanation of the neuroscientific/psychological background
- Awareness instead of guilt and shame
- How to create a safe working atmosphere: recognize and prevent micro-injustices/aggressions
- Recognize and prevent excessive behavior and communication and thus increase motivation
- group conformity and group-compliant behavior
- diverse perspectives
- structural biases: Effects of university-specific norm and group thinking on diversity strategies and the ability to compete and innovate.
- Strengthen integrative behavior in the sense of diversity-conscious peer collaboration and leadership
Methods: theoretical input and interactive methods with aha moments; many practical exercises and living examples; focus is on implementation; working with personal examples and experiences
The scope of the workshop is 8 working units (1 working unit = 45 min).
We would like to make our offers as inclusive and accessible as possible. Please contact us about your wishes and needs.