- A ZD Net article highlights how one Australian company is introducing virtual reality technology to crack down on unconscious bias in the workplace. Diversifly VR aims to deliver employee training programs that are better than traditional curriculum, especially in areas of soft skills.
- The company offers custom workplace training programs that work with several VR headsets already on the market. Its first program is centered on tackling unconscious bias through role playing and practice sessions that help employees identify biased behaviors.
- Diversifly's founder told ZD Net that the company hopes it can give workers the tools they need to speak out against bias and influence their workplace's culture in a positive way.
And while there are many ways companies can harness technology to reduce unconscious bias, VR may have its advantages. It could allow recruiters and supervisors to walk through scenarios and learn ways to prevent bias when evaluating candidates or managing employees. Moreover, because the learning is done an environment free from repercussions, employees may be more receptive to it.
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