Have you noticed lately a lot of articles circulating on the topic of eliminating bias in the workplace or within organizations? Over the past week I have had numerous posts and articles show up on my newsfeed on Linkedin. It seems that the corporations are promoting this concept as an important goal to set especially in interview and assessment procedures.
Well, I disagree.!! It sounds nice, maybe even sensible , but in reality it is unrealistic and impossible to achieve!
I understand where companies are coming from. Corporations feel the pressure to create an inclusive and equal opportunity environment , while maintain high levels of productivity and performance! The truth is that most organizations are struggling with this and don't know how to create such an environment. While it all sounds good, trying to eliminate all bias is actually destructive to an organization and to humanity as a whole and here's why.
Our bias is a perspective that is shaped by a...