Together with Dr. Marcia Goddard we talk about In-Group bias not only applied to a business setting, but also to a societal setting.
The in-group bias is the tendency that people have to favor their own group above that of others.
In other words: once you feel like you fit in a certain group, you tend to favor the people in this group over the people outside this group.
The basis for group formation can vary greatly; groups might be formed based on gender, age, living environment, job experience, etc..
The consequences of this bias can be expressed in the evaluation of in-group members vs. ‘outside people’, sharing similar opinions within the group and creating bias towards other groups. Leaving many negative consequences:
❌ Less diverse talent pools leading to a lack of diversity within teams
❌ It can be a massive threat to inclusion within an organization
❌ A trigger to other biases such as confirmation bias
❌ Inefficient & biased hiring process
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