The Humana stop on the Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour was a huge success, hosting hundreds of associates and advancing our conversation around Inclusion and Diversity.
More than 350 people toured the bus, and 336 people took the I Act On pledge to check their own bias, speak up for others and show up for all.
“This was an engaging and fun experience,” said Maria Hughes, SVP and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. “It was great to see the strong turnout and hear the buzz among associates as they toured the displays, used the technology, and talked about what they learned. The tour is designed to highlight the biases and blind spots we all have, and to empower all of us to have difficult conversations and learn from one another.”
The bus uses immersive, interactive technologies, including virtual reality and gamification techniques, to expose participants to the nuances of unconscious bias. Elements include:
- Immerse yourself in virtual reality designed to help you see multiple points of view and learn your blind spots
- Watch videos and take quizzes explaining the concept of biases that may go unnoticed and ways to work against them
- Leverage tools that allow you to watch as your reflection fades away to reveal a different person staring back at you
“Our associates come from all different walks of life, all different values, different areas,” said Derrick Carr, a Supervisor in Billing & Enrollment, who toured the bus. “So it’s very important for me to be a part of this to make sure that my blinders are not on and that I’m looking at every side of every angle. Inclusion and Diversity is a strong part of what Humana is trying to do.”
The day’s activities also included information booths for the 9 Network Resource Groups (NRGs) as well as Louisville’s Local Inclusion & Diversity Council. All associates are welcome to join, learn, and serve as advocates for the NRGs
The Check Your Blind Spots tour was created by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the workplace in the country. Humana is a proud signatory of the CEO Action coalition.
To read more about the tour, and to sign the I Act On pledge, click here.