Jan 5, 2023Liked by KW

Thanks for this well written and clear analysis. Another issue with claims about the benefits of diversity (or any other HR policy) for companies, is establishing the direction of causation. Even if the studies did show a clear and relevant correlation between increasing diversity and better company performance (which they don’t for the reasons in the essay) it could just as easily be the case that successful companies face more pressure to increase diversity than less prominent companies. And they can diversify without materially lowering standards due to being desirable workplaces with a deep pool of highly qualified applicants to choose from. I.e. that success leads to greater diversity rather than vice versa.

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