Need to Ramp Up Innovation? Hire a Diverse Workforce Do you need to ramp up company innovation? Need to boost ingenuity? According to research, the solution is simple: Hire a diverse workforce. In a study, researchers at North Carolina State’s Poole College of Management considered this question: Do companies that foster diversity perform better in developing innovative products and services? Based on data from the 3,000 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S., the answer was clear: “The short answer is that they do,” says Richard Warr, co-author of a paper on the study. “The take-home message here is that a business which relies on innovation will benefit sig

Let's talk about the "P" Word: Privilege When it comes to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, many organizations are talking a good game. They’ve started D&I programs, they’re being more mindful of who they’re hiring/developing, and so on. And yet, all too often we find those programs or revised hiring practices fall short of hitting those D&I goals. Why? From La’Wana Harris’ point of view, the answer could be that we aren’t really addressing the problem, we’re merely making it look like we are. In her new book, Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias, Harris attempts to challenge the status quo while also


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