Data shows that when it comes to influencing people’s interactions in the workplace, generally information doesn’t change behavior. As well-intentioned as diversity training might be, and while it is certainly a valuable tool for raising awareness and introducing language, unconscious cognitive bias takes time to change. Because of this, experts have started referring to bias not as a “glass ceiling” but as a tax.
Increasingly, many companies are growing to understand the brain as a muscle that can be molded and strengthened with repetitive practice. Behaviorally informed hiring policies, objective evaluation rubrics, and scientific methods all serve neuroplasticity. Bias is often subtle, but with time and effort brains can change.
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