Cognitive Bias Detective


Can you catch these key suspects who hide in plain sight? These suspects are known to capture and alter the neural pathways of humans, causing them to take mental shortcuts that often result in systematic errors in judgment and decision-making. Gear up for a mission where you, with your fellow detectives, will identify and hunt these suspects down.

Note: Skills Café can customise the list of biases we cover in this microworkshop to suit the context of your organization.

Program Outline

  • Skill drill 1: Explore cognitive biases

    Cognitive biases affect everyone, every day and in every sphere. They are not particularly good or evil, but at the workplace, they can have a wide-ranging impact on interviews, performance and talent management, decisions, budgeting, planning and forecasting, project management, and almost every other workplace task. In this skill drill, participants will explore the five cognitive biases (Halo Effect, Stereotypes, Confirmation Bias, Recency Effect, and the Status Quo Bias) through examples, videos, and cases studies.

  • Skill drill 2: Play the cognitive bias detective game

    In this skill drill, participants will get into teams and play an exciting, high paced detective game where they will need to hunt down the biases in work and life situations.

  • Skill drill 3: Managing biases – tools and techniques

    In this skill drill, participants explore a variety of tools, techniques, checklists and cheat sheets that can help them become aware of biases and manage their impact at work. More particularly, participants will explore strategies to manage the impact of biases in

    • Performance Management
    • Hiring
    • Decision Making
    • Project Management

Post workshop support

A reference microsite with case based discussion forum, refresher learning through emails -1, 10, 30, 60 days.


  • Qualitative: Learner evaluation through an online survey

Workshop Details

  • Time: 4 hours
  • Target Audience: Mid to Senior Level Managers
  • Batch Size: 15-20 people

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