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Thread: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    If diversity is beneficial I have seen any evidence of this.
    Maybe if you had access to a wider range of perspectives and opinions you would see the benefit.

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Maybe if you had access to a wider range of perspectives and opinions you would see the benefit.
    I live and practice medicine in Southern California. I am exposed to a wide array of people-my coworkers, my friends, my neighbors, and my patients.



    All I need to see, is a study that shows the apparently undeniable benefits of diversity. I await your publications. Of course-I dont need to say that I want scientific data-surely you would not suggest anything tangibly beneficial can't be measured.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I live and practice medicine in Southern California. I am exposed to a wide array of people-my coworkers, my friends, my neighbors, and my patients.



    All I need to see, is a study that shows the apparently undeniable benefits of diversity. I await your publications. Of course-I dont need to say that I want scientific data-surely you would not suggest anything tangibly beneficial can't be measured.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    If every person is unique, then every hire is a diverse one.

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    My company is on a big diversity kick lately. I believe the main reason companies strive for a diverse workforce is because it makes them look good. But that's not the message that they try to pass off to us (obviously).

    So do you think that diversity offers a company benefits beyond making them look good? Do you think a diverse workforce works better/smarter/harder/more efficiently/etc. than one made up of the best qualified people regardless of demographics?
    Actual diversity, as in a mixture of specialties and knowledge would be, but if they're hiring anyone but the absolutely best candidates for the job, they're hurting their company. Hiring just to be diverse is a ridiculous way to do business.

    (And to the discussion on the first page, YES it is racist to hire someone based on their race.)
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Actual diversity, as in a mixture of specialties and knowledge would be, but if they're hiring anyone but the absolutely best candidates for the job, they're hurting their company. Hiring just to be diverse is a ridiculous way to do business.
    True, tokenism and Snapshot diversity are huge problems. But efforts for diversity can also be an effort to bring in diverse opinions and experiences. That almost always brings strength.

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Maybe if you had access to a wider range of perspectives and opinions you would see the benefit.
    What benefit do you think exists, that he isn't seeing?
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    What benefit do you think exists, that he isn't seeing?
    I was mostly making a joke but isn't access to a wider range of perspectives and opinions generally a benefit?

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    I was mostly making a joke but isn't access to a wider range of perspectives and opinions generally a benefit?
    Not when they are wrong.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Not when they are wrong.
    Well, you can have one which may be right or may be wrong or you can have several to choose from, some of which are right and some of which are wrong.

    It isn't just about simple right or wrong anyway. Take the example given above about nobody at an American cereal company knowing people in some other countries put yoghurt rather than milk on cereal.

    Similarly, I work in IT for a hospital and some of the people we hire aren't just ones with IT skills and knowledge but people who also have medical knowledge. With both covered within the team, we can provide a better service than just having one or the other.

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