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Inclusion at work supports meritocracy

In a series of articles in several Swedish daily newspapers, some writers are opposing inclusion on the amalgam that inclusion would favour some persons based on their background instead of their merits. This is where the misunderstanding lies. Inclusion is precisely a process that aims to fight prejudices and other barriers to seeing the merit of people at work, and to recruit them on their merits rather than closing the door to them because they have the ‘wrong’ last name. Many studies show that merits of those with a ‘different’ background are often overlooked and thus, the door to employment is closed. This is not meritocracy. With inclusion, we have a possibility to come closer to meritocracy.