Intuition works only in a stable environment so you can learn the patterns. If you are a novice, or the environment is changing then ignore your gut and go with data and algorithms instead.
To build more diversity into the organization, design the recruitment process in a way that mitigates unconscious biases. You will create a more equitable hiring practice, give everyone a fair chance, and ultimately build a more diverse organization.
Focusing on diversity can significantly improve your success in the job market by expanding the talent pool available to you. Be more open-minded and inclusive and you will find many great candidates who will do a fantastic job once they get a chance.
Proactive people don’t wait indefinitely and don’t let others to ignore them. They take the initiative and get things done.
It is up to you whether you only want to be seen as good or want actually to be good and always do the right thing. From the perspective of others, it doesn’t matter. The only person who will know the difference is you.
To build a genuinely meritocratic system, it is not enough to claim the value of meritocracy. You need to design processes and policies in a way that limits the opportunity for biases and prejudices to come into play, and that often means relying more on algorithms, transparency, and accountability and less on managerial discretion.
Most of the bias in an organization doesn’t spur form bigotry, racism, or outgroup derogation. It is merely a convenience that is at fault. We prioritize what is comfortable, what is known, and therefore we favor those in our in-group.
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