We are all born into BIAS.
Starting here gives us the ability to have safe and honest conversations about our biases. Now we can work together to build a better workplace.
What is your BIAS story?
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 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:
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Break the Bias to Drive Change in Different Areas of Your Business
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 Create Employee Wellbeing
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.
I attended the Unconscious Bias and Diversity Workshop [with Mike Hess, Executive Director of Blind Institute of Technology]. This workshop’s power to spotlight our preconceived biases helped bring a thoughtful reminder on how we should approach each interaction in the future. I would highly recommend anyone to attend this workshop – this is helpful professionally and personally. Don’t judge the book by its cover…
The unconscious bias event was truly impactful to me. Mike showed us how our experiences influence our bias and how we can grow past it to better connect with people.
The Unconscious Bias workshop led by Mike Hess at the Blind Institute of Technology on April 18th, 2019 was an event that I left filled with new knowledge and actionable takeaways. What I learned does not fail to resurface every day as it has impacted both my personal and professional life. The power of conscious listening was the biggest eye-opener for me. Just like breathing, it is easy to overlook as it is in our nature, however, truly practicing and harvesting this skill can change every relationship and day-to-day interaction you have in your life.
This workshop isn’t your typical lecture-style workshop. It’s interactive and collaborative and doesn’t try to point the finger at everybody as if to say “You’re biased!” We all are. It’s just a really safe space to explore that as an individual person so that I can learn about ways to keep working on being less biased, not just at work but in life. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to create a more inclusive space around them!
The Unconscious Bias Lunch & Learn led by Breaking the Bias at the Amplify Denver/Boulder event was above and beyond what we expected. Although we only had an hour to scratch the surface of a very complex topic, UB and Joe presented the information in a concise, digestible, and inspiring manner. The members of our group left with more awareness of their personal biases, increased curiosity for others and the biases they hold, and motivation to start or continue the dialogue outside of our group. 10 out of 10, would recommend!
Founders Joe & UB
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