Dr. Morris' comments are both interesting and applicable to other contexts. Too often, we see employers' defining compatability as sameness. We see upper managers requiring virtual clones of themselves and their thinking, in everything from manner of dress to thought processes rather than valuing compatabilty at a more substantive level. Why? Largely it appears because the less substantive areas of compatability are easier to identify and today's business climate places an unreasonable premium on speed.
The carpenter's rule remains valid, "Measure twice, cut once."