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Guerrillas in Your Midst

January 5, 2004
Related Topics: Discrimination and EEOC Compliance, Diversity
Like a fighter hidden in the foliage, "guerrilla bias" is concealed by good intentions. The behavior is manifested in ways such as reluctance to coach a female employee for fear of hurting her feelings, or excessive accommodation for cultural differences such as varying standards of punctuality. There are many examples of the bias interfering with effectiveness in the workplace.
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