Measurable Benefits of a Diverse Workplace
Research proves that diversity is good for individual businesses, but we are still figuring out the implications for the global marketplace. This recent piece in Racing Toward Diversity highlights benefits such as reduced social tensions, greater stability, and meritocratic policies.
Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis writes: “It is easy to forget the lessons of history, even recent history. Not that long ago, the workplace was anything but diverse. A low percentage of women were in the workplace. Minorities faced both stated and unstated obstacles that minimized their inclusion. While there is still considerable room for progress there is no doubt that today’s workplace is far more diverse than it was fifty or sixty years ago. Yet, the global marketplace means that the importance of diversity has never been greater.”