Unconscious Bias is possibly the buzz term for 2015 but actually it goes back a long way and is arguably one of the biggest culprits behind gender, ethnicity and 'class' imbalance. We are all conditioned to think and respond in a certain way, whether that is based on implicit prejudice, a feeling of familiarity, preconceptions, appearance and so on. UB applies to all of us, hence it is one of the most important issues the property and construction industry should grasp and deal with.
Women and Property has joined forces with DTZ, under the Mid Career Taskforce banner and has been rolling out a series of workshops on UB for our own staff, members and guests. We get involved in role-play, and discussion, to demonstrate how we all succumb to UB and how we can acknowledge and override it.