What’s a Bias Interrupter?
Bias Interrupters are tweaks to basic business systems (hiring, performance evaluations, assignments, promotions, compensations etc.) that correct implicit bias in the workplace, often without ever saying the word “bias”. As evidenced by the frustrating lack of progress on diversity, attempts at organizational change that rely on elaborate “culture change” initiatives have produced limited results. What’s needed are evidence-based tweaks that disrupt the constant transmission of bias in basic business systems. Bias Interrupters change systems, not people.