SINGAPORE (Feb 11): In the 20th century, as the world focused on industrialisation, standardisation was key. Companies needed a cookie-cutter workforce for production lines and diversity was frowned upon. But today, with globalisation and technological advances, diversity has become a cornerstone of competitiveness and relevance.

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