Reverse mentoring schemes can focus on a range of issues, including understanding generational shifts, tackling the underrepresentation of females or minorities at senior levels of organisations, changing societal attitudes and breaking unconscious bias.
Many studies believe that unconscious bias happens automatically as our brain makes quick decisions based on its past experiences. How someone thinks can depend on their life experiences and sometimes they have beliefs and views about other people that might not be right or reasonable It is hard to understand the challenges people face when you don’t know them. Unconscious bias refers to unconscious forms of discrimination and stereotyping.
Unconscious bias can manifest in many ways and in countless situations. It’s up to us to identify it so we can combat it and give everyone the opportunity they deserve.