Implicit Bias

Collage of 36 portraits of men and women from different ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures from all around the world.

Are you checking your Blind Spots?

What is implicit bias?

Implicit biases are mental shortcuts related to the way our brains categorize information. These unconscious mental shortcuts can impact decision-making and behaviors in negative ways. Studies reveal that we are all subject to implicit bias. However, the good news is that implicit biases can be changed—we can learn to become aware of and address our biases.

OSU Partnered with the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (an initiative led by PwC) in November 2017

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. It outlines a specific set of actions the undersigned companies will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed and employees feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion.

Check out the CEO Action website for President Drake’s Pledge.

Below are some practical resources that you can use in your units. Get the discussion guides here.