A new hope: Tech company dumps ‘diversity’

You would expect businesses, especially those whose business is technology, to exercise at least a little hard-headed common sense, and hire only the best and brightest. But as Google employee James Damore found, common sense is in short supply in the tech industry, where the giants of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have wholeheartedly embraced millennial social justice warrior culture. Simply expressing the commonsense view that men and women are different, and just have different interests, is the vilest heresy.

Business sense takes a far back seat to pandering to the idiotic “social justice” offenderati. Like comic book publishers, churning out virtue-signalling “diversity” dreck while their revenues plummet, games developers hire creators by the chromosome (and the pound), to deliver hectoring garbage like Mass Effect: Andromeda, tanking a previously successful franchise.

It’s a rare sign of hope, then, when a tech giant signals that it intends to no longer worship at the altar of “diversity”. Quote:

Software giant Atlassian has dumped diversity from its corporate lingo, saying it intends to move towards a workforce defined by more than gender and race. End of quote.

No-one deserves a job just because they literally believe that they’re a wingless yellow-scaled dragon or a building. People are there to do a job. If they’re competent, then they can believe that they’re whatever the hell they want. Just don’t wear the dragon suit around the office: it scares the tea lady, and it’s a pain when the fiery breath keeps setting off smoke alarms.

A workforce should be “defined” by a single characteristic: competence. Quote:

The company yesterday said it was moving “beyond diversity” to build balanced teams where all workers felt a sense of belonging.

“It’s not about how many people of a specific demographic are represented … it’s about balancing perspectives across teams,” Atlassian said. End of quote.

Atlassian still obviously has to tip their hat, however grudgingly, to the millennial nostrum of “diversity”, but at least there’s some hope. Perhaps being based in Australia, rather than the west coast of the U.S. helps. Quote:

Atlassian’s global head of diversity and belonging, Aubrey Blanche, added the highest-performing teams included people with diverse perspectives and ways of problem-solving.

But the company needed to think “beyond defining diversity in terms of gender and race”, Ms Blanche said. She has used the phrase “diversity fatigue” to describe the frustration some feel at the “all talk, no action” towards what appears an insurmountable issue, saying people have come to associate the word diversity with only minority groups. End of quote.

That’s pretty obvious when hectoring activists blither on about “lack of representation” in fields like programming or engineering but are conspicuously silent about the staggering lack of representation of men in teaching, for instance, or Caucasians in pro basketball. Quote:

“When you tell people you’re trying to diversify the workforce, you’re saying people from a majority group don’t count and you’re trying to build a future without them,” Ms Blanche said.

“People from majority groups are part of diversity, there are imbalances but they can go both ways. You can have a team where the majority are women — that’s an imbalance.” According to Atlassian’s latest employment data, men make up most of the managers in IT, marketing, customer support and software, while women dominate in HR and finance. End of quote.

Gosh, it’s almost like they think men and women generally have different interests and tend to do better at different things.

They’re fascists, obviously.

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