I’ve probably said this before, but it bears repeating. Increasing diversity in companies and organisations only creates benefits if the organisation takes advantage of that diversity. Taking in people from diverse backgrounds and then forcing them to adhere to the status quo doesn’t help anyone.
But why does increasing diversity matter? What benefits does increasing diversity bring?
Well, for one thing it can bring better representation.
This teacher’s brilliant social experiment reveals why gender equality in Congress matters
I won’t spoil the experiment but it’s a great example.
I’m looking for more examples of why increasing diversity is a good thing, not just morally but economically as well. Equally, if there’s examples of increased diversity hurting business then please share here too.