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Imagine that you have noticed a colleague that is senior to you repeatedly behaving in a way that’s inappropriate, however it does not put patients at risk.
Reporting their behavior is the right thing to do, but doing so can feel challenging. This exercise will help you identify some of those challenges and help you plan for when those situations arise.
In the next game, we’d like to show you a riddle.
We will be timing how long it takes you to answer it, so you should go with your first guess.
Are you ready to begin?
The correct answer is: The surgeon is the boy’s mother.
A lot of people get this wrong the first time they hear this “riddle.” We often have a mental “rule of thumb” that men are more likely to be surgeons than women. When this kind of rule leads us to make errors, we call that a cognitive bias. When we are under pressure to perform or make a decision, we are more likely to rely on our biases.
This riddle highlights one type of bias, but we all have many more, and they can influence our behavior in surprising ways. The good news is that there are steps we can take to minimize the impact of our biases.