Unconscious bias – the hidden risk you’re not yet managing

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It distorts our perception of risk and causes us to be over-reliant on initial data, to disregard information that contradicts our existing beliefs, and engage in potentially damaging group think. StratgeicRISK spoke to The Progress Partnership director, Katherine Bryant, to hear her insight into this emerging risk

We’ve evolved with bias, essentially as a protection mechanism and it is central to our human nature. Though it has served us relatively well throughout evolution, helping us to create communities and avoid danger; in today’s more complex world of risk management, unconscious bias is in itself, a substantial risk.

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