Pig-in-a-poke

Pig-in-a-poke: "Until we start seeing top-qualified people or larger investments going elsewhere, we won't be making any changes." Do you recognize the argument - or see the results of this way of thinking? In companies refraining from hiring international talent. Or non-diversity of board membership. Or male/female leadership ratio?


On the face of it it makes sense. If business is good then why buy a pig in a poke (or a cat in a bag as the Danes say)? I would argue that if you look at talent and investments through this prism you may be losing out. Change can feel pig-in-a-poke'y. But it doesn't have to.

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