EMCC CONFERENCE: POLARISED WORLD ACCEPTING ‘POST-TRUTH’ AS FACTS

In a seemingly increasingly polarised world, more and more unconscious biases are showing up, causing friction and poor communication among others, according to Jennifer Plaister-Ten and Carol Whitaker. In their session at the EMCC conference, the duo explored the unconscious biases people have in their daily lives, work and relationships with the world, and how polarised opinions are voiced daily, leaving little room for the kaleidoscope of options in between. They highlighted the pervasiveness of ‘post-truth’ in which opinions stemming from unconscious biases are presented as truth. The presenters suggested the current environment is allowing personal biases to be confirmed […]

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