I’m not sure how to link to pdf’s and the paper’s require a login. And abstract of one:
I know an abstract leaves a lot of nuance to be able to truly understand if it was a solid study.
Agreed, but even with that said, I think it says more about “me” (good mood me or bad mood me) than the color of my skin or my gender.
As in they had you take one before being employed or had to be in a specific category to be employed? Personally I am fine with a company using whatever means they think are necessary to best understand the people they hire, but it should be a test that is third party based. I think some companies got in trouble for doing their own personality tests and it quickly leads to a lawsuit where it can be shown bias or discrimination, intentionally or unintentionally.
Agreed, and I think it is good to know that if you are forming a team. A lot of the personality test stuff doesn’t matter if you know the people, but if I’m forming a team with people I don’t know (or know well) I think it can be useful to understand how they think and approach problems. During my class we specifically addressed how certain personalities clash and others work together, and if you know that you are working with someone who thinks differently than you it can really help understand their work process.
I think this can be a trick question. I think you can have a group of all one race who think radically differently, so it is a diverse group even though as we view diversity today it would not be classified in that way.
I agree with you example about a sterotypical man, but what does that mean in today’s society? That could be a meat-head, CEO, engineer, lawyer…etc. When you mention “worth the payroll” I think you are getting at my diminishing returns point. After a while does it really make sense to keep adding people just for the sake of diversity? Obviously not, but I think it can be hard to know exactly where to draw that line and it depends on the situation. In the case you mention, I think you are more or less correct, but there is a lot of grey.
Haha I’m probably not the best to answer this, as I’m not sure on the effectiveness of reparations, the unintended consequences, long term vs. short term… etc. To me, reparations are separate from how I view diversity. I view diversity in the sense of how different opinions and experiences can benefit a group where the opposite (group-think) can be bad. Reparations are more in the discrimination lane where I don’t know the research or understand the arguments well enough to truly make the case for or against.