Bosses, Be Aware of Your Biases

Managers overestimate and promote some subordinates and underestimate others. How to fight prejudice at work?

Miro Konkel
5 min readSep 6, 2023

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Redheads are mean, eyeglasses are complacent, and women are poor material for bosses. Millenials do not sin with loyalty, obese self-discipline. Almost all of us make hurtful generalizations on a daily basis generalizations. This also applies to managers. Why do we so easily do we become prejudiced against others? And what can be done to stop reproducing false stereotypes?Stereotypes as an inheritance from ancestors

If someone says that he doesn’t favor some employees over others, it just means he’s lying or doesn’t know himself very well. At least, that’s what Pamela Fuller, a specialist at the consulting firm FranklinCovey, who advises that overcoming one’s limiting beliefs — generally subconscious — start by understanding where they come from. The problem lies in the small capacity of the human brain, Fuller explains in her book “The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias.” Every minute we absorb 11 million pieces of information, although we can process only 40 of these elements. That’s why we use mental shortcuts. Otherwise, our mind would hang like a a computer. We focus only on those data that confirm our decisions, strategies, view of reality, and we turn a blind eye to the facts…

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Miro Konkel

A writer. With the help of psychology, I uncover the truth about what is important in life.