Can you see two sides to every issue?
Not everyone can. A lot of people see things as either my way or the wrong way. And studies are showing that we’re getting a lot more divided in our thinking.
The Atlantic and Predictwise took a look at the political divide by county–but instead of saying “this county is red, this county is blue” they looked at “partisan prejudice.” They found that
In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves. This finding aligns in some ways with previous research by the University of Pennsylvania professor Diana Mutz, who has found that white, highly educated people are relatively isolated from political diversity. They don’t routinely talk with people who disagree with them; this isolation makes it easier for them to caricature their ideological opponents.
You’re not going to have true diversity in your business if you only listen to people who already agree with you.
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