Unconscious Bias, Leadership and Well-being in the Workplace


On October 19, 2016, Collingwood Health hosted another event as part of the Slough Working Well Group through the Slough Business Community Partnership.

Presenters of the talk, Pearn Kandola, were greeted by a packed standing room only group keen to hear about Unconscious Bias, Leadership and Well-being in the Workplace.



‘Our brains have evolved to take shortcuts. While most of these shortcuts serve us well, they can also lead us to make false assumptions about those we work with, or lead us to favour some individuals over others. Research shows that these behaviours are often unconscious – we’re not aware but they can have a massive impact on how our employees feel about their work, the company and themselves.

In this engaging workshop, Business Psychologists from Pearn Kandola will share some common unconscious influences on our daily ‘People’ decision making, the effects these can have on relationships at work and the impact this can have on well-being and engagement. The session will end with some practical advice on how you can manage the impact of unconscious bias in your organisation to promote inclusive decision making and the well-being of your employees’


Breakfast, coffee, and tea was provided, with attendance by the CEO of Collingwood Health, Mark Partridge, as well as representatives from businesses on the Slough Trading Estate, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, Blake Morgan, MARS Chocolate UK, Talking Therapies, Slough Borough Council, and Lambda Mediation.

The Slough Working Well Group’s next event will be in March 2017, where we will be looking at Mental Health First Aid in the workplace. If you are interested in attending, please contact to add your name to the invitee list for events.