Random selection for top jobs is not a crazy idea.
Have you become bored reading headlines that lament the absence of diversity at the top of organisations? My hands even feel heavy writing this now. We seem stuck in a diversity déjà vu. Yet this persistent gap in power is not only inequitable, it is also inefficient. Everyone is losing out.
To raise the number of women, black and minority ethnic people in leadership positions, radical change is needed. I am proposing the use of random selection from a pre-chosen pool of candidates for promotion into middle management.