Years ago, I remember I was working with an organisation who owned and operated a number or medical centres in Sydney.
Upon investigation, what they discovered was there was one very senior Doctor who was behaving completely inappropriately towards the more junior staff within the team. This is where this story gets interesting and quite frankly, disappointing.
EVACUATE, EVACUATE, EVACUATE!!
Three words none of ever want to hear (or ever really think we will hear) whilst flying on a plane. Recently I was on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne (QF427).
Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person
Us humans, we are judgemental creatures. The human brain likes to take shortcuts, labelling or stereotyping people, can be one of them. Essentially, “If you have a brain, you are biased”. The challenge is, many of these biases are unconscious. Meaning we have no idea that we have them. Some of them come from direct experiences, others come from environmental circumstances.
Car Shopping! I hate it! Not because I don’t like cars, because I do. I just hate the games that are part and parcel of buying a car.
I remember when I was in the market for my Mini. I had my heart set on the Red Mini Cooper S, with the twin white stripes. Not only did I think they looked uber cool, they also seemed like a fun car and weren’t too common (or so I thought).
If you haven’t already, click on the video above to check out the very clever Coca Cola campaign, ‘Labels are for cans, not people’. It is absolutely brilliant!
IT CHANGES YOUR MIND, YOUR PERSPECTIVE, YOUR HEART! Whilst we know this intellectually, us humans are inherently very biased creatures.