The Bias Gym is the place to ‘work out’ bias and get your organisation in shape!

Not all bias is the same. Gender is different from race, race from age, and so on. Even within a specific area of bias, say for example gender, different factors lead to the disparities often observed between men and women. This means that different approaches are needed to address bias and its causes. This is what The Bias Gym does – we examine each underlying cause of bias and develop methods to combat it. All of our approaches are grounded in academic research and have data to support their success at diminishing bias.

Below is an overview of the solutions we offer to reduce bias.

GENDER

SCULPT – is an innovative and effective way to combat gender stereotypes. For less than 5 minutes a day SCULPT challenges the associations made with men and women and replaces faulty stereotypes with new, more accurate mental associations. People do not even have to leave their desk to complete SCULPT, and with mobile technology it is easily integrated into a day’s work. Gender bias is not inevitable – we can do something about it. SCULPT will propel you on that path.

Gender Workshop – this workshop raises awareness on the key factors that underpin gender bias and what every person in the organisation can do to ensure these biases are minimised, thus ploughing a path to greater gender parity within the business.

RACE

CONDITION – we may not like it, but the associations we hold toward black people are often more negative than those we hold toward white people. Interestingly, black people also display this pro-white tendency. Such negative reactions have been shown to underpin the many types of discrimination experienced by black people in the judicial system, education, healthcare and in the workplace. For less than 5 minutes a day, CONDITION can help diminish these negative implicit reactions, thus minimising the application of this type of bias to decisions.

Race Workshop – this workshop raises awareness on the key factors that underpin racial bias and what every person in the organisation can do to ensure these biases are minimised, thus ensuring all people have the opportunity for career success regardless of skin colour.

DISABILITY, AGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION

At present, there is limited research on how to reduce bias against certain groups in society, such as those with disabilities, older workers and LGBT individuals. Whilst we don’t yet have any targeted interventions here, we are conducting research to understand more about bias in these areas. If you are specifically interested in disability, age or sexual orientation bias then please contact us. Your insights together with ours may spark some ideas on how we push these areas forward.