The Moneyball mindset: Socioeconomic diversity, polish and the mis-pricing of talent

We are the sum of many parts

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The DEI movement has had many catalysts and pivotal moments over the years. Beyond the moral arguments, there was always an inference that organisations would benefit commercially from enhanced diversity of thought if they added more females and ethnic minorities into their workforce.

Although well-meaning, this line of argument slightly missed the point. Cognitive diversity comes from differing tastes and personalities, neural pathways and lived experiences. And so as far as the business case goes, gender and ethnicity were always just visible proxies for these things. Though much more needs to be done on both those counts, thankfully the diversity debate is now moving to a deeper, more nuanced place. A whole plethora of additional diversity characteristics are now being recognised and discussed. This is to be celebrated. After all, we are the sum of many parts, n...

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