July 1, 2016
The 2001 collapse of the Enron Corporation eliminated more than $60 billion in market value and roughly 5,600 jobs. It was, at the time, the largest and most complex bankruptcy filing in American history, and the scandal that unfolded in its aftermath made the Enron name synonymous with white collar crime.
Now, 10 years later, the story of Enron’s demise is a poignant example of the power of unconscious biases in the workplace. The Power of Unconscious Biases explores the influence of unconscious biases, which occur when we project our values onto others, on team dynamics, workplace culture, and corporate performance.