What is Breaking the Bias?
Curiosity should be deliberate. Diversity should be natural. Consciously choose to change your judgments into curiosity.
Breaking the Bias is a program and a strategy designed to help companies and individuals create tools, methods, and strategies that systematically change our ability to drive curiosity – curiosity for people, ideas and collaboration – and build more inclusive and involved workplaces. Created by Joe Thurman and UB Ciminieri, co-founders of Jobber Group, a national talent strategy firm, this program puts action behind the conversation of Conscious Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.
We approach Breaking the Bias not as a one-off talk but as the beginning of a conversation about bias in your workplace. Engagements are based on our time with you. We introduce you to our program and then spend time with your leadership team to map out a long-term strategy for your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B).
We believe that DEI&B should live as a separate entity within every organization, positioned as the “center of the wheel” through which every other discipline should flow. This practice will encourage and reinforce that every behavior, whether it be in Sales, Product, Finance, Operations, HR or Technology, leads the organization to becoming more inclusive:
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Break the Bias to Drive Change in Different Areas of Your Business
Break the Bias to Create a Long Term Solution to Build Curiosity and Drive Inclusion
Breaking the Bias can help design, develop and deploy an ongoing program to help you and your employees build habits of curiosity. We can work with you to create 6, 9 or 12-month curriculums that mature from Bias Awareness to Racial Bias, White Fragility, Sexual Harassment and Allyship. We can also focus a series of trainings in areas such as Interviewing, Sales, Product Development, Onboarding and Development of Managers.
Break the Bias to Create Curiosity in the Interview Process
Breaking the Bias helps to lay the foundation for talent acquisition teams and hiring managers to replace gut-feeling and unconscious and implicit bias with curiosity for the differences candidates have and will bring to your organization.
Break the Bias to Sell More or Build Better Products
Breaking the Bias helps sales and product teams unlock the power of Curiosity and Inclusion to better understand your customers, drive more sales, build better products and develop a culture of inclusion.
Studies have shown that diverse and inclusive teams increase profit margins and reach or exceed quotas faster than less diverse and inclusive organizations by comparison.
Break the Bias to Develop and Implement DEI&B Strategies that Work
Breaking the Bias will go beyond the “talk” to work with your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and leadership teams to develop diversity and inclusion strategies that go beyond “checking the box.”
Break the Bias to Create Employee Well-Being
Breaking the Bias helps to lay the foundation for a healthy working culture. We are not focused on whether the culture you are trying to build is the right culture; our program is focused on ensuring that your culture is safe and healthy for Employees, Customers and Partners.
Break the Bias to Create Cross-Generational Organizations
Breaking the Bias helps to lay the foundation for mature organizational cultures that have the ability to support and encourage multiple generations. Generational stereotypes create barriers while a culture of curiosity removes those barriers and helps all people succeed and thrive.
Creating Accessibility for a Few Creates Inclusivity for All
Breaking the Bias explores building more inclusive workplaces through the lens of building more accessibility into those workplaces. By addressing the needs of communities like the blind, visually impaired, hearing impaired and the deaf, companies can actually start to create a more inclusive workplace for eveyrone.
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