Did you, when smelling said odor, think, this is going to take on an ever-more lefty tone?
Was it when "diversity" became part of one's orientation when joining a large bureaucratic organization, or perhaps when "giving back to the community" became a job requirement?
Well, check out how refined the effort to probe the sanctity of the space inside your skull has become. How you're assessed by your organization is no longer a matter of what you say and do, it extends to thoughts and assumptions you might not even be aware of having:
Seventeen years after introduction of the [test that measures unconscious bias], only a handful of studies have examined the influence of implicit bias on real personnel decisions, and those studies have provided inconsistent and at best weak evidence that implicit bias has any impact on employment decisions.
Legatt also claimed that employees perpetuate “hidden bias” around issues like gender, race, and sexuality “all the time,” and thus, it’s important to address because it has consequences for employee retention and burnout.
Still no peer-reviewed, replicated research proving this link, though.We've come a long way from trust falls and ropes courses.