Overcoming hidden biases at workEven the best leaders may unconsciously inhibit diversityBy Zabeen Hirji and Stephen Shea05/05/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2014 You are open-minded. You are fair. You are unbiased — or so you’d like to think. Actually, research tells a dramatically different story. Despite our good intentions, we all have hidden biases. Even the best leaders may be unconsciously inhibiting diversity at their organizations and, as a result, limiting the success of their people and their business. Hidden biases can be based on clearcut factors such as gender, race, ethnicity and age — or more subtle characteristics such as background, personality type and experiences. And most of the time we aren’t even aware that bias — either negative or preferential — exists. Despite being unintentional, bias can have a detrimental effect on the overall success of a company by limiting potential. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.