Laura Thul Penza shares her insights in Maryland Construction Network's February Newsletter, Networked & Connected. The article entitled "Unconscious Bias in the Workplace?" provides Laura's thoughts on how unconscious bias affects our Design, Construction and Real Estate Industry - daily.
Unconscious bias occurs when we make judgments about people or situations, based on our past experiences, culture, background or exposure to media. It happens to all of us, as human beings, and these unconscious preferences or prejudices can affect nearly every decision we make. In the workplace, however, bias can lead to decisions that may be risky, if they are not informed by objective facts.