Bias is a hack we use to accelerate the speed of decision making. It is a ceiling that shields our circle and ensures people that are like us aggregate.
Breaking the bias is like breaking the ceiling.
Ceilings are important but ceilings also need to be updated.
Just as asbestos ceilings were discovered to be carcinogenic and required a replacement, our biases need to be updated with what works and causes no harm.
Breaking takes effort and causes discomfort. We are under no illusions about the misinterpretations and discomfort “breaking the bias” will cause. But our intent is to break it. While there will be empathy, there will be no apology.
What is broken is noticed. Breaking the bias makes it more conscious.
– Osasu Oviawe