A Reason Why Leaders Get So Frustrated About Diversity Hiring That Doesn’t Get Discussed

Diversity is such a hassle for leaders who just want to get on with the job

Find out the real reason why some of them are so frustrated 

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • What Leaders in dominant positions don’t like to discuss 
  • How Behavioural Economics explains Diversity hiring issues 
  • How we can understand privilege using the Endowment effect 

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Diversity initiatives can remind people of the unearned privileges they enjoy 

“What they don’t tell me is that they are enjoying benefits they are not entitled to”

Diversity initiatives may reduce or remove the unearned privileges that people enjoy

“We’re focused on unearned privileges. We’re focused on benefits and advantages that people haven’t earned.”

The Endowment effect suggests people are unwilling to part with what they own 

“People are not willing to part from what they have or what they own “

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