Everyday Bias

Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442230843

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, patterns of disparity remain rampant. Why? Breakthroughs in the cognitive and neurosciences give some idea why our results seem inconsistent with our intentions. Bias is natural to the human mind, a survival mechanism that is fundamental to our identity. And overwhelmingly it is unconscious. Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a nationally prominent diversity consultant, Ross help readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and particularly our daily work lives. And, he answers the question: “Is there anything we can do about it?” by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. With an added appendix that includes lessons for handling conflict and bias in the workplace, this book offers an invaluable resource for a broad audience, from individuals seeking to understand and confront their own biases to human resource professionals and business leaders determined to create more bias-conscious organizations in the belief that productivity, personal happiness, and social growth are possible if we first understand the widespread and powerful nature of the biases we don’t realize we have.
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Everyday Bias

Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538142295

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

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To be human is to be biased. From this simple truth, nationally recognized diversity expert Howard J. Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years of diversity consulting, Ross helps readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and, particularly, our daily work lives. And, he answers the question: “Is there anything we can do about it?” by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. Originally published in 2014, the updated edition draws new examples from today’s headlines such as the #me too Movement, police shootings, and bias in the ever more partisan Trump era.
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Personalmanagement

Internationale Perspektiven und Implikationen für die Praxis

Author: Barbara Covarrubias Venegas,Katharina Thill,Julia Domnanovich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658151706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 485

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Dieser Sammelband greift das vielfältige Wirkungsfeld des internationalen Personalmanagements auf und präsentiert aktuelle wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse sowie Implikationen und Perspektiven für die Praxis. Internationales Personalmanagement zeichnet sich durch erhöhte Komplexität und vielschichtige Herausforderungen aus, da sich die unternehmerische Tätigkeit auf zwei oder mehr Länder erstreckt. Es gilt unterschiedliche rechtliche Regelungen, kulturspezifische Besonderheiten und Erfordernisse verschiedener MitarbeiterInnengruppen zu berücksichtigen. Darüber hinaus verändert ein erweitertes Aufgabenspektrum die Rolle von HR und erfordert neue Kompetenzen. Als strategischer Partner leistet HR somit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg. Die AutorInnen der Beiträge werfen einen kritischen Blick auf die Aufgaben, neuen Rollen und alternativen Ansätze im Personalmanagement.
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Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care

Your Story/Our Story – A Case-Based Compendium

Author: Marcus L. Martin,Sheryl Heron,Lisa Moreno-Walton,Michelle Strickland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319927620

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This new edition focuses on bias in health care and provides a variety of case examples related to the timely topics of unconscious bias and microaggressions encountered by patients, students, attending and resident physicians, nurses, staff, and advanced practice providers in various healthcare settings. The proliferation of literature on unconscious bias and microaggressions has raised public awareness around these concerns. This case compendium discusses strategies and addresses professional responses to bias in health care and extends beyond the individual patient and healthcare provider into the communities where biased assumptions and attitudes exist. Recognizing that ethnic minorities, the elderly, the poor, and persons with Medicaid coverage utilize the emergency department at higher rates than the general population, this compendium also builds upon the case studies from the first edition to cover a broader array of underserved minority groups. Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care: Your Story/Our Story – A Case-Based Compendium, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for attending and resident physicians, nurses, staff, advanced practice providers, and students in emergency medicine, primary care, and public health.
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Cognitive Biases in Visualizations

Author: Geoffrey Ellis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319958313

Category: Computers

Page: 184

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This book brings together the latest research in this new and exciting area of visualization, looking at classifying and modelling cognitive biases, together with user studies which reveal their undesirable impact on human judgement, and demonstrating how visual analytic techniques can provide effective support for mitigating key biases. A comprehensive coverage of this very relevant topic is provided though this collection of extended papers from the successful DECISIVe workshop at IEEE VIS, together with an introduction to cognitive biases and an invited chapter from a leading expert in intelligence analysis. Cognitive Biases in Visualizations will be of interest to a wide audience from those studying cognitive biases to visualization designers and practitioners. It offers a choice of research frameworks, help with the design of user studies, and proposals for the effective measurement of biases. The impact of human visualization literacy, competence and human cognition on cognitive biases are also examined, as well as the notion of system-induced biases. The well referenced chapters provide an excellent starting point for gaining an awareness of the detrimental effect that some cognitive biases can have on users’ decision-making. Human behavior is complex and we are only just starting to unravel the processes involved and investigate ways in which the computer can assist, however the final section supports the prospect that visual analytics, in particular, can counter some of the more common cognitive errors, which have been proven to be so costly.
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The Cultural Fabric of the Americas

Essays from the 21st Annual Eugene Scassa MOAS Conference

Author: Joshua Hyles

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527520013

Category: History

Page: 219

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This collection of essays includes papers presented at the 21st annual Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Conference, an inter-collegiate competition and prestigious academic conference focused on inter-American political systems and the politics, history, and culture of the Americas. The volume includes papers on US-Mexico and Mexico-Spain business relations written by experts from universities in Mexico; Organisation of American States intervention in Cuba and Venezuela; social histories of Mexico involving women’s rights, civil rights of immigrants in the American Southwest, and the history and nuance of LGBT groups in Mexico; quantitative analysis of protest movements in Chile; religious history as pertaining to politics in the early United States; and a series of three short papers on the importance and legacy of sugar in the Caribbean. Written by recognized authorities in their fields and by promising new scholars alike, the collection presents a wide assortment of viewpoints and research backgrounds to portray the Americas and its vast and diverse cultural fabric.
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The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath

Author: Peter J. Dean,Molly D. Shepard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259859657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Smart strategies for managing workplace bullies out of your life and business More than one in four Americans deals with an on-the-job bully. These office sociopaths don’t just make individuals miserable. Their poison spreads throughout the company, damaging overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn’t have to be this way. Leading consultants Peter Dean and Molly Shepard have helped vanquish workplace bullying and now share their proven methods with you. In The Bully-Proof Workplace, they provide vital insight into the four major types of bullies: The Belier | Weapons of choice: slander, deception, and gossip The Blocker | Weapons of choice: negativity and inflexibility The Braggart | Weapons of choice: narcissism and a sense of superiority The Brute | Weapons of choice: aggression and intimidation These bullies may operate differently, but they all have one thing in common: a desperate need for control based on deep-seated fear and insecurity. This invaluable survival guide equips individuals with strategies, tips, and scripts for managing interactions with bullies. Managers learn how to identify bullying, deal with it swiftly, and introduce zero tolerance for such behavior. And executives gain the information they need to create a corporate policy regarding bullying. We spend about 60 percent of our waking moments at work. Spending that much time under the thumb of a bully and dealing with the negative business effects of bad behavior is simply unacceptable. Whether you’re a victim of bullying or a business leader tasked with building a collaborative corporate culture, The Bully-Free Workplace provides the critical insight and practical tools you need to successfully combat this ubiquitous but rarely addressed business challenge and ensure that bullies behave—or leave—so you and everyone else can get on with your work.
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