Wed, Apr 11 | Coastal Payroll Services

🥗 Cognitive Bias: Thinking’s Hidden Dimension | with Mark Ellis of MetaBias

This program explores the impact of cognitive bias on individual and organizational decision-making. The session begins with several real-time exercises that reveal the surprising ways our thinking and decisions can be influenced by factors outside our conscious awareness.
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🥗  Cognitive Bias: Thinking’s Hidden Dimension | with Mark Ellis of MetaBias

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Coastal Payroll Services, 9350 Waxie Way Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123, USA

About The Event

Join us at Coastal Payroll, voted one of San Diego's best places to work, as Mark Ellis explores what being biased in the workplace means.

Cognitive Bias: Thinking’s Hidden Dimension

This program explores the impact of cognitive bias on individual and organizational decision-making. The session begins with several real-time exercises that reveal the surprising ways our thinking and decisions can be influenced by factors outside our conscious awareness. It then covers the science behind cognitive bias and a framework for identifying when various biases are likely to come into play. The session closes with a discussion of tools to manage and mitigate bias. Time will be allocated for Q&A and discussion of how to apply the ideas and tools covered in the presentation personally and within your organization.

Bio

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis is Chief of Corporate Strategy for San Diego, California-based Sempra Energy, and the founder of Metabias, a startup that offers cutting-edge psychological assessments and professional development programs to help individuals, teams, and organizations manage and mitigate cognitive bias and cultivate open-mindedness. Its foundational product, Metabias, is a first-of-its-kind test of executive judgment and decision-making aptitude that uses implicit cognition to reliably assess individuals' resistance to cognitive bias. In validation studies, Metabias predicts real-world workplace behavior 1.8 times better than typical employment-related psychological tests.

Previously, Mark worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, in international gas and power project development for ExxonMobil, and as an engineer for Southern California Edison and Sanyo Electric in Osaka, Japan. He has an M.S. from MIT’s Technology and Policy Program and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Harvard University.

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