It is imperative that leaders understand that their firms are first and foremost technology companies, and secondly, that they are competing in a global market. When you understand that you are simply a global technology company that offers XYZ, that paradigm shift in thinking will automatically reshape your product development.
The Athenian envoys said to the Melians:
We both know that the decisions about justice are made in human discussions only when both sides are under equal compulsion, but when one side is stronger, it gets as much as it can, and the weak must accept that” – (416 B.C.E)
In similar vain, Africa’s cry for justice and fairness at negotiating tables is in vain, until we are seen as equals. Sadly as in ancient antiquity, the strong still plunder the weak in the 21st century.
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Cognitive diversity is no longer the gold standard for firms. It’s like folding our arms after presenting a thought experiment.
Oftentimes, we still need to go that extra mile with an actual experiment to test the validity of the thought experiment. In simple terms, real people acquire wisdom from lived experiences.
Furthermore, the constitution of a board reflects the essence and it’s also a true reflection of the brand when the PR frills are removed.
The good news is, forward thinking firms see both the moral and economic arguments for demographically diverse boards.
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