The Human Premium – Embracing Openness and Diversity

In this fifth installment of our “Human Premium” series, we explore the importance of open-mindedness and embracing diverse perspectives in enhancing both legal practice and human connections.

The Value of Diverse Perspectives

In a world where opinions are increasingly polarized, the ability to understand and respect diverse viewpoints is more important than ever. This openness not only enriches our professional practice but also deepens our human connections.

The vast majority of HR leaders (97%) report that their organisation has made changes to improve Diversity and Inclusion, but just over a third of employees (37%) say the same of their organisations, which signals some success but considerable room for improvement.

A study from Harvard Business Review found that diverse companies had a 19% higher innovation revenue, and whilst the Legal Profession might not be up there as visionary or innovative, there is no doubt that law firms and lawyers of the future will need to be more so to survive and thrive.

Challenges of Entrenched Views

Diversity is important in law because it creates a better reflection of society as a whole, enabling firms and legal departments to better serve their clients. Legal professionals often face the challenge of overcoming entrenched views, both within themselves and in their interactions with others. Recognizing and addressing these biases is crucial for fostering a more inclusive and empathetic professional environment.

Members of the public who need to hire a lawyer are often deterred if a firm does not have diverse staff, including people who they feel will understand them and their particular needs. A diverse and representative profession means improved choice and a better experience for the public accessing legal services.

The Role of Social Audio in Promoting Diversity

Platforms like our social audio app play a pivotal role in this aspect. By providing a space for diverse voices and discussions, they encourage listening to and understanding different perspectives, thereby enhancing our ability to connect and empathize.

Practical Steps Towards Open-Mindedness

Encouraging open dialogue, actively seeking diverse viewpoints, and promoting a culture of continuous learning are practical steps organizations can take to foster an environment of open-mindedness.

The Strength of Diverse Perspectives

A diverse workplace allows for more ideas and processes. This diversity of talent means a broader range of skills among employees, as well as a diversity of experiences and perspectives which increases the potential for increased productivity.

In conclusion, embracing a variety of perspectives is not just beneficial but essential in today’s interconnected world. It enhances our professional acumen and enriches our human interactions, embodying the true essence of the Human Premium.


In this 7 part blog series, we’ll explore the various dimensions of the Human Premium, underscoring the importance of maintaining human-centric approaches amidst technological evolution. We hope to inspire a deeper appreciation for the human element in professional services and provoke thought on balancing technology with humanity.

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