So much of Inclusion is hindered by people competing with each other in unhealthy ways.
Find out status contests waste everyone’s time.
Here are some key topics covered from this episode:
- How status contests mean that the people lose out
- My real life examples of sabotage caused by status contests
- How the Status Problem relates to the Fallacy Problem and the Rhetorical problems of DEI
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:
Status Contests cause problems when people feel their power is being undermined
“The power outside of the group is used to exert a force within the group. It’s not always clear who wins the status contest.”
Status Contests cause problems when people feel their privilege is being undermined
“HR gets a lot of hate, but they’re considered to be a necessary evil. Diversity, Inclusion doesn’t always have that privilege.”
Status Contests cause problems when people want to maintain their status
“It’s not easy to say what you really think. So it’s easier to follow the mainstream ”
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