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Bias and Hybrid Working
Course Description:

This new workshop combines research in unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and remote working.

In a remote working environment, managers and leaders may be at risk of developing ways of working that inadvertently increase exclusion and bias across their teams.

This webinar will raise awareness of biases in remote working and provide guidelines on how managers and team members can manage their biases.

Team members who spend more time working remotely can find themselves missing out on important ingredients that enable them to feel motivated, to thrive and to perform. The consequence is that for those individuals they experience weaker inclusion and access to opportunity. This is a real problem where the flexibility of remote working is intended to support diversity within teams.

Research shows that as well as practical differences in the way remote workers must communicate, unconscious biases can cause managers and work colleagues to treat remote workers less favourably. Having a greater awareness of these challenges will help managers and individuals put in place strategies to counteract this and ensure that all team members whether in the office or remote have an equal chance to succeed.

This session will cover:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of remote working for inclusion
  • The influence of bias in driving disparities between office and remote workers
  • How to boost inclusion across hybrid and remote teams


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain new insights into biases and how these can be exaggerated in hybrid and remote teams.
  • Develop new knowledge of how and where the biases associated with hybrid working can be managed.
  • Build an action plan for working most effectively with other team members in a hybrid working environment.
Intended Audience:
All managers
Target Audience: UCL Staff only
09/02/2022 - 09/02/2022  (Enrol between 09/08/2021 and 02/02/2022) Enrol

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