Thursday, October 14, 2010

Checking the Diversity Box

Thoughtful post on DIVERSITY over HERE.

1 comment:

s said...

His point that as one progresses in rank, the importance of the diversity a junior officer brings to the wardroom diminishes to the point where, as a senior officer having followed a set career path, he shares the more-or-less singular mindset of the senior leadship, is a good one. I see this happening in the civilian sector, too. But I think this phenomenon is just the "nature of the beast," and perhaps a morally neutral development (well, for the most part, anyway).

So is this necessarily a bad thing? Well, if it leads the leadership to be unable to "think outside the bun," sure it is. But if that isn't really a significant issue (and I will leave it to others to comments on that), why fix what ain't broke? And if it is broke, how does it get fixed?