Navigating Gender Bias in the Workplace: The simple magic of “I don’t understand?”
Bias Navigation and Sales training Expert Buki Mosaku has cracked the code for calling out unconscious bias to stop it in its tracks. After personally training and observing more than 50,000 professionals across the world, London-based Buki, founder of DiverseCity ThinkTank, has developed a powerful methodology, set out in his latest book, I don’t Understand? A practical guide to navigating bias in the workplace.
The basic premise is simple: Traditional corporate training solutions tend to follow the counterproductive model of Guilty Perpetrator v Hapless Victim. Buki will explain why this approach is unproductive and counter-intuitive. Even better, he will present a more effective model and train us on the five steps to navigating unconscious gender bias:
1. Mindset: leave baggage at the door
2. Benefit of the doubt and DDE (dispassionate developmental enquiry)
3. Call out the problem not the bias
4. Don’t deviate from a DDE line of questioning
5. Collaboratively agree on a solution for accountability
This 45-minute Power Lunch will leave you ready to handle the next uncomfortable and frustrating bias encounter at work.
Watch this video clip of Buki talking about the tricky thing about handling unconscious bias.