Last month we released our Unconscious Bias training to our customers. We created these lessons to empower them to take the first steps in addressing and eliminating unconscious bias from their workplaces. Today, we’re making that training publicly available for everyone, to give every organization a leg up on making 2017 the year of workplace diversity.
The truth is, if you’re human, you’re biased. And those biases can have serious business implications regardless of an organization’s size or location. Although many companies strive to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces, less than 20% of US companies are investing time and resources to do something about it. Our goal is to change that. Our new microlearning content helps companies and their people overcome prejudices and predispositions that affect their thinking, behavior, and decision making.
Understanding and addressing unconscious bias is how you can start building a more diverse and inclusive workforce. According to a research study from Bersin by Deloitte, companies that embrace diversity and inclusion are outperforming their peers in terms of business, financial, and talent metrics, including:
- 2.3 times higher cash flow per employee over three years
- 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market
- 2.9 times more likely to identify and build leaders
Not enough to persuade you? There are other benefits to acknowledging and confronting unconscious bias in the workplace including increased diversity and creativity, improved culture and morale, and better employee retention.
These lessons were created by Grovo’s in-house team in consultation with diversity experts from global ad agency FCB. The result is powerful training that combines the latest in diversity training with the Grovo Method: digestible, bite-sized lessons that combine videos, quizzes, and aha moments to successfully transform employee behavior. As a result, anyone who participates in our training should walk away not only with an understanding of what unconscious bias is—including how to spot their own biases—but also equipped with actionable steps to do something about it.
Since releasing our unconscious bias training to our customers last month, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive:
“The topic is addressed in such a professional way that we’re going to roll it out to our new supervisors all the way up through our Vice Presidents. I couldn’t stop watching and learning myself!”
–Shira Boschan, Vice President of People Development at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses
We’re excited to share our latest and greatest with all organizations—free of charge—and can’t wait to hear how it helps to transform employees and build more diverse and inclusive workplaces. If you do bring this free content into your organization, we hope you’ll join us in making the world a more diverse and inclusive place by supporting one these selected non-profits that are already leading the charge: Race Forward, Out and Equal, and Women Employed.
Employees at any organization can be trained to live more consciously. Go to unconsciousbias.work to get started.