Business leaders need to overcome their hidden biases to be more competitive
TORONTO, November 15, 2013 – Savvy business leaders know that having diverse teams is a competitive advantage in today’s fast-evolving, increasingly global environment. But according to a new report by EY and RBC even leaders with the best intentions may be unconsciously stifling diversity in their organizations.
Research on hidden bias reveals that unconscious preferences are common – creating barriers, limiting creativity and the quality of relationships we have with those around us. However, by learning to recognize and manage bias, leaders can work towards mitigating its impact and maximizing the potential of our organizations.