A diverse workforce makes an organization more collaborative, productive, and innovative. That’s been demonstrated over and over again.
According to McKinsey’s “Diversity Wins” report, “There is ample evidence that diverse and inclusive companies are likely to make better, bolder decisions—a critical capability…. For example, diverse teams have been shown to be more likely to radically innovate and anticipate shifts in consumer needs and consumption patterns—helping their companies to gain a competitive edge.”
But just hiring a diverse workforce isn’t enough to reap these rewards. The real work is in building workplace cultures of inclusion and equity.