Preventing Proximity Bias In Hybrid Work Is Key To Closing Equity Gaps

  • Transparency: a behind-the-scenes look at my day-to-day.
  • Inclusivity: bringing others along in the journey.

Avoid The DEI Pitfalls of Hybrid Work

Question:

Answer:

Proximity Bias x WFH

  1. Spend more physical time at the office
  2. Have frequent contact with leadership
  3. Are present in high-level meetings
  4. Work during peak business hours

82% of business leaders endorse hybrid work arrangements but only 13% are concerned about ensuring parity between remote and in-office employees post-pandemic.

Proximity Bias x Intersectional Gender Equity

One of the hallmark conclusions of their research was that, over the past year, high-income men in their 30s and 40s were the most satisfied with and benefited the most from remote work.

Step To Mitigate Proximity Bias In Hybrid Work

1. Treat performance evaluations and promotions like you treat your sales KPIs

2. Have a diverse representation of viewpoints when making decisions

3. Use advanced people analytics to remove bias from the employee lifecycle

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Katica Roy

Katica Roy

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CEO of Pipeline Equity | Gender Economist | Award-Winning Leader | On a mission to achieve gender equity, once and for all. www.pipelineequity.com