Facebook publicly shared its diversity training video, Managing Unconscious Bias, in an effort to aid other organizations’ diversity efforts.
Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced the availability of the video in a Newsroom post:
One of the most important things we can do to promote diversity in the workplace is to correct for the unconscious bias that all of us have. Studies show that job applicants with “black-sounding names” are less likely to get callbacks than those with “white-sounding names”–and applicants called Jennifer are likely to be offered a lower salary than applicants called John. And organizations that consider themselves highly meritocratic can actually show more bias.
Managing bias can help us build stronger, more diverse and inclusive companies—and drive better business results. At Facebook, we’ve worked with leading researchers to develop a training course that helps people recognize how bias can affect them and gives them tools to interrupt and correct for bias when they see it in the workplace. The course consists of case studies, workshop sessions and presentations.
Many people have asked if we’d be willing to share our training outside of Facebook, so today we’re making the presentation part of the course available to anyone. Whether you want to customize the training for your organization, or simply understand your own biases, you can now watch it here.