Outsource your diversity training to improve diversity

I am puzzled by those who do not think that such training may make matters worse. I had thought the data was reasonable on this. Philip Greenspun has another clever angle (as usual).

A friend of mine is a top science researcher working as a professor at a state university. Every year he is required to take several hours of diversity training and sexual harassment training. With a lab full of grad students and post-docs, an experiment on another continent, a full schedule of talks, and young children at home, how does he find time for this? “You can’t just turn the videos on and try to work. The software monitors your mouse movements. So I hire this company in India that Tim Ferris, the four-hour workweek guy, promotes. They take the training on my behalf.”

Sadly, no link provided.

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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