Everyone is not the same. Some people have certain strengths in one area but not in another area. To pretend that everyone is equal is unfair to all.
Why not create a meritocracy instead. Reward people for what they accomplish not for who they know or how long they have been on the job.
When people are rewarded based on merit, the cream will rise to the top. Isn’t that what we should all want?
Have a great day!