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    Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    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?
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Efficiency and qualification should be the only two characteristics sought out by a company. If a company hires someone because they are a minority, that is still racism.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Efficiency and qualification should be the only two characteristics sought out by a company. If a company hires someone because they are a minority, that is still racism.
    no it isn't but this is a discussion that has been driven into the ground.

    Diversity helps companies see the world differently giving new perspectives. It also helps reach markets that have been untapped because of a lack of understanding of a subculture in a way that market reasearch won't understand. A real life example is when a large American cereal company was trying to gain market share in Northern Europe. They created all kinds of commercials using local language and colloquialisms but still had the actors pour mild on the cereal. When they spoke to the Europeans who handled their business banking in the Netherlands they simply pointed out most people in the region put youghurt on their cereal.

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    no it isn't but this is a discussion that has been driven into the ground.

    Diversity helps companies see the world differently giving new perspectives. It also helps reach markets that have been untapped because of a lack of understanding of a subculture in a way that market reasearch won't understand. A real life example is when a large American cereal company was trying to gain market share in Northern Europe. They created all kinds of commercials using local language and colloquialisms but still had the actors pour mild on the cereal. When they spoke to the Europeans who handled their business banking in the Netherlands they simply pointed out most people in the region put youghurt on their cereal.
    In that situation, diversity would fall under the qualification category. You need many different cultures and points of view to effectively market a product.

    And yes it is. Racial profiling when hiring people is still racial profiling, even if the racial profiler's heart is in the right place when he's racial profiling. Need I repeat racial profiling any further? Or has the point sunk in under the weight of my repeated repetition?
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    It's important to not imply that there is the slightest bit of morality or ethics inherent in the word "Diversity."

    In the American corporate world, "Diversity" replaced the hated Affirmative Action quotas. In that world, Diversity means Do Not hire or promote straight white males. Nothing more.

    Diversity is another Liberal death blow to the traditional American concept of Equal Opportunity for All.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Depends on what level the diversity exists.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It's important to not imply that there is the slightest bit of morality or ethics inherent in the word "Diversity."

    In the American corporate world, "Diversity" replaced the hated Affirmative Action quotas. In that world, Diversity means Do Not hire or promote straight white males.
    Sadly, I am a straight white male who will shortly be entering a workforce where people my age already face a 15% unemployment rate. And I don't like that.

    It seems I have exhausted my supply of clever remarks for the time being. Oh well.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    In that world, Diversity means Do Not hire or promote straight white males. Nothing more.
    That's a load of crap, since I see plenty of straight white males get hired and promoted.
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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    That's a load of crap, since I see plenty of straight white males get hired and promoted.
    I firmly believe that if one cannot handle the answer, one should not ask the question.

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    Re: Is diversity beneficial outside of image?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    I firmly believe that if one cannot handle the answer, one should not ask the question.
    You didn't really answer the question, so the above isn't really relevant.
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