But what about managers?
A study in Germany exposed that managers in fact are born (again; the shift happened for those born after 1965).
“What happened?” you might ask.
“Haven’t things changed? Don’t we see more and more underprivileged finishing university, getting PhDs?”
Right you are. But the reality is that what really matters for companies is who your parents are. Sure, you still need some education, knowledge and life experience but with the right parents, doors open up: More often than not a mediocre white collar child with some education will be preferred over the well qualified PhD from a blue collar family.
I wonder how true those findings are for other countries.
What impact does this have on business and society?
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