This is part 2 of my article titled ‘Got ‘Bias’ in Your Organization? Outsiders Welcome!’ If you would like to read Part 1, click here.
While sitting with Matt and racking our brains out for a resolution, I shared with him that I really feel our programmers were suffering from the same bias my daughter had but possibly in a different way. A term came to mind that I heard before from my MBA studies: ‘systemic bias’. Here is what a quick Internet search showed us about ‘systemic bias’:
Systemic Bias is inherent in the experiences, loyalties, and relationships of people in their daily lives, it cannot be eliminated by education or training, but awareness of biases can be enhanced, allowing for the adoption of compensating correction mechanisms. Soure: Wikipedia.com