How Status Contests Undermine Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace Part 2

So much of Inclusion is hindered by Status games within organisations.

Find out about why it’s a huge problem outside of organisations too.

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

– Why I decided not to play a Status Game

When you think Status games are unfair

– the connection between Status and Privilege

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Status Games are Zero Sum

“Status games are multiplayer, zero-sum, hierarchical, judged socially. Get grades, applause, titles now – emptiness later.”

The difference between bought status and earned status

Earned status has depth, it has texture, it’s real. Bought status is just another stupid chase.”

Beware of Bought Status pretending to be earned status

“as a society, we seem to be ok with people having earned privileges”

Check out these related episodes of the show.

How Status Contests Undermine Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace

Sahil Bloom: Harsh Truth: Status games are impossible to avoid.

Naval: Status games are multiplayer, zero-sum, hierarchical, judged socially.

Seek Wealth, Not Money or Status

Milanie Grae : Your “Top Voice Of” badge is simply a participation award.

Ash Rathod: Trying to become a Top Voice.

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