She Talks Tech podcast on 'Fight, Flight and Unconscious Bias' with Mairi McHaffie, square

Today we hear from Mairi McHaffie – a Personal Impact Expert & CEO of ‘Scene Change Creative Consultants’.

She tells us that if you have a brain – you have bias – and that our brains instinctively categorise people using quickly observed criteria. It’s part of our “fight or flight” chimp brain that has been useful since our primitive days to allow us to differentiate between friend or foe.

The disadvantage of this is that it can lead us to make assumptions and decisions about others based on those biases. This result is a tendency to rely on stereotypes, even if we consciously disapprove of them.

If you want to find out more about Mairi – you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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