Brain Hack: Overcoming bias as a leader

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Brain Hack

In this brain hack I will share some ways to ensure your reviews  are less biased,  and get folks engaged to improve personal performance.

Performance reviews influence decisions about compensation, promotions, and even future employment. In other words, they’re too important to be skewed by an employees’ most recent work.

“Recency bias” refers to our tendency to rely on recent, not historical observations when drawing conclusions. During performance reviews, this tendency skews the way employees evaluate themselves, peers, and direct reports. Though not discussed as often as gender or similarity bias, recency bias is one of the toughest unconscious biases for managers to shake.