Since knowledge, experience, nor intellect protects against unconscious biases, the first step is to acknowledge that no matter how effective a decision-maker you think you are, you’re still affected by cognitive biases.
Mental shortcuts and biases operate at an automatic and unconscious level. As a result, awareness of these biases does not eliminate their detrimental effects. However, steps can be implemented and strategies adopted to minimise the risks to effective human capital decision-making.
Here are a few tips: