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Stand Up To Gender Bias (With Unconscious Bias Training!)

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Oct 10, 2019 4:12:25 PM


We're living in a new era of self-identity and every day seems to mark another new success in the battle against the gender 'isms'. But we can’t be fooled by virtue signalling or clever marketing…

Now that a few weeks have passed, I thought I'd take a moment to look back on this news story from the BBC of a couple who have decided to raise their new baby "genderless" - as neither a girl or boy.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

5 Tips For An Amazing Meeting (With Zero People Falling Asleep At Your Words!)

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Sep 20, 2019 12:37:38 PM

If you asked ten office workers what the biggest drain on their productivity is, I’m guessing at least 4 of them would say ‘meetings!’ Of all the ways to not spend your time well, we can also count never taking a break, working frequent overtime for little to no reward, and continuously moving that one diary item that you don’t really want to face.

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Topics: Productivity

Will Your Workplace Unconscious Bias Hit Epidemic Levels?

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Sep 2, 2019 3:57:00 PM

Many of us have that friend who has confided in us over drinks, ‘They treat me awfully at work. And I’m sure it’s because I’m the only one who’s not white.’

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

It's Not Easy Being The New Guy: Banter In The Workplace & The Pressure To Conform

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 15, 2019 5:20:00 PM



New graduates who may be starting their first "real" job this September could find themselves in a sticky situation: walking into a regressive workforce in which "banter" reigns supreme but, being the eager-to-impress newcomer, not wanting to speak up and rock the boat.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias And The Colours You’re Wearing

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that the colours we wear can affect the way we are perceived? Think about Janet from HR who shows up in all black, Sarah from Accounts who always has those pink fluffy earrings, and Tom in Sales who is quite non-descript except for that bright purple, luminous yellow or post-box-red tie he always pops on.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias

Prince Harry Speaks Out On Racism And Unconscious Bias

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Aug 1, 2019 11:11:31 AM

At Maze Training, we’re passionate about exploring our unconscious biases and working hard to recognise and eradicate them. Prince Harry has made headlines this week with his comments on racism – and how it can stem from unconscious bias.

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Topics: News, Unconscious Bias

Are You An Upstander Or A Bystander?

Posted by Nicola Fowler on Jul 12, 2019 10:38:40 AM

Are you the bully or the victim? This loaded question presumes only two roles in the landscape of workplace bullying, critically ignoring two more options: the bystander, and the upstander.

If you’ve ever found yourself observing a hate campaign out of the corner of your eye, you’ve probably wondered where you fit into the picture.

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Topics: Insider, Unconscious Bias

5 Effective Ways To Support Your People Through Change

Posted by Nicola Fowler on May 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Change is a dynamic force that makes an organisation thrive, it’s also something that, when not managed carefully, can easily cause a business to slow down and stumble. This is because change can be unsettling, unnerving, and confusing for people. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can lead, and support change effectively and securely.

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Topics: Productivity

Why Our Training Is Work-Life Changing

Posted by Nicola Fowler on May 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

At Maze Training, we are always seeking feedback we see it as a valuable gift and as a result we listen to it closely.

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Topics: Productivity

Knowledge & Work Ethic: 4 Easy Steps To Mastering The Secret Art Of Being The Full Package

Posted by Nicola Fowler on May 13, 2019 3:13:51 PM

Sit and chat with any business executive of days gone by, and you’ll hear about a very different world. The sepia view would be an environment of business meetings being held in the pub, a diet of tobacco smoke, and charming inefficiency.

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Topics: Productivity

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