Blind spots…

Your brain on autopilot

Experts tell us that our unconscious mind makes a majority of our decisions. It creates blind spots—unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors. Are you letting blind spots steer your decision making? It’s time to take control.

Understanding blind spots

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Challenge assumptions

Our brains are wired to make assumptions, which can sometimes be off base. We think it’s an honest mistake; science calls it a blind spot.

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Broaden perspectives

It’s natural to gravitate towards people who are like us. But making decisions solely on who we’re comfortable with can cause tunnel vision.

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Enhance objectivity

First impressions can block objectivity, which can cause missed opportunities. Sometimes wanting to be “right” can take us in the wrong direction.

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Overcome stereotypes

Stereotypes can influence our perception of who’s the “right fit.” They may create a road block towards our destination.

Use this guide for self-reflection and group discussion on these videos.

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It’s time to double down

“We’re serious about developing the best and most inclusive leaders in the world and this is another way we’re taking action to make that commitment a reality.”

Tim Ryan,US Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC

Once you accept that you have potential blind spots, you can choose to do something about it. Make decisions and act in a way that aligns your conscious intentions with your behaviors. Shift your focus so you can see what’s possible.

Explore your blind spots

Continue your blind spot journey

To further explore the power of blind spots, PwC has provided a grant to Harvard University to create Outsmarting Human Minds. This initiative includes podcasts, videos and other materials that apply insights from psychological science to help us improve the decisions we make in life and at work. 

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Shannon Schuyler

Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC US

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