In this episode, Alay and Matthew discuss:
- How our brains are wired (and how it relates to cognitive bias).
- Why cognitive bias is an important consideration for law firms
- Homogenous versus diversified firms.
- The benefits to taking the elimination of bias course.
- Bias is inherent to the human condition. Reframing it allows us to mitigate the negative impact of bias on our firms.
- Law firms needs to be particularly careful of the “like me” bias.
- A starting point for the “like me” bias is just to take a look at the demographic data in your firm.
- In “like me” groups, conflict often simmers below the surface.
- “If you have a brain, you have bias.™” — Matthew Cahill
- “The firm that’s more diverse actually performs better.” — Alay Yajnik
- “Correcting those biases could take a lot of time and a lot of effort.” — Alay Yajnik
- “You need to broaden the variables and the criteria that you’re factoring into a hiring equation.” — Matthew Cahill
About Matthew Cahill:
The Percipio Company is led by Matthew Cahill. His deep expertise in cognitive, social, and workplace biases is rooted in the belief that if you have a brain, you have bias™. He helps executives reduce mental mistakes, strengthen workplace relationships & disrupt existing bias within current HR processes, meeting protocols and corporate policies. Matthew has demonstrated success with large clients like LinkedIn, Salesforce and dozens of small to mid-size companies looking to create more inclusive workplaces, work smarter, generate more revenue and move from bias to belonging™.
Connect with Matthew Cahill:
Overview of Bias Ecosystem: https://percipiocompany.com/workplace-bias-ecosystem/
Connect with Alay Yajnik:
One Page Strategic Plan: LawFirmSuccessGroup.com