Thursday, July 27, 2017

Virtual reality goes after unconscious bias - HR DIVE

by Tess Taylor
Originally published: July 25, 2017
Publisher: HRDive.com 

Dive Brief:

  • 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.