When Performance Trumps Gender Bias: Joint versus Separate Evaluation

Gender-based discrimination in hiring and promotion continues to cause significant problems for companies large and small. In new research, Harvard Business School professor Max Bazeman suggests there are ways to help minimize the impact of gender discrimination such as joint evaluation:

A new intervention to overcome gender biases in hiring, promotion, and job assignments: an “evaluation nudge,” in which people are evaluated jointly rather than separately regarding their future performance. Evaluators are more likely to focus on individual performance in joint than in separate evaluation and on group stereotypes in separate than in joint evaluation, making joint evaluation the money-maximizing evaluation procedure.

via When Performance Trumps Gender Bias: Joint versus Separate Evaluation — HBS Working Knowledge.