Tyson takes on unconscious bias in the workplace

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The ‘Check Your Blind Spots’ mobile tour made a pit stop at Tyson Foods Monday, and it wasn’t to help drive what you’d think. 

The mobile tour helps drive awareness about unconscious bias, or blind spots, in the workplace. 

The tour uses an interactive bus with gaming technology that includes virtual reality experiences. 

The VR interaction allowed people to experience blind spots that people encounter every day. 

Tyson’s chief human resources officer said doing these activities allows people to experience things they otherwise wouldn’t.

“You can work on the big things and you can have business resource groups that focus on different communities and making sure that we bring out what’s special and unique in different parts of the organization, but unless you truly understand what unconscious bias is, you haven’t seen the full effect,” said Mary Oleksiuk, chief human resources officer. 

Tyson President & CEO Noel White was one of more than 600 CEOs who pledged to advance diversity and inclusion in the business community.

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