“Hidden” opportunity for organizations to build more diverse teams

Good piece by RBC and Ernst & Young on unconscious bias in organizations and how this affects staff development. Summary of recommendations:

The report suggests some of the following questions for leaders to ask themselves to help identify unintentional biases:

  • Who do I take to important client or cross-team meetings?
  • Who do I encourage to lead or speak out at meetings? Am I creating opportunities for those less extroverted to demonstrate their capabilities equally to clients or other colleagues?
  • Do I typically hire the same type of person, or personality type?
  • When I say a candidate is not the right “fit”, what do I mean?

rbc.com – RBC – Media Newsroom.