Getting Serious About Diversity? Enough Already with the Business Case

Enough Already with the Business Case; that’s the message of an article that I don’t want you to miss

Find out why, if you’re serious about Diversity, you need to pay attention to this

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • An article that addresses the Business Case for Diversity in a way you probably haven’t encountered
  • The views we share with two legendary Diversity Researchers
  • How much I’ve been preparing you for the work you need to do and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Business Case for Diversity has not been established in the way you’ve been led to believe

“Leaders may mean well when they tout the economic payoffs of hiring more women and people of color, but there is no research support for the notion that diversifying the workforce automatically improves a company’s performance.”

Changing the culture of the organisation through leadership is the key

“they also acknowledged how difficult it was in practice so they recommend doing this by changing the organisational culture”

A learning learning-and-effectiveness paradigm is the way forward

“people draw on their experiences as members of particular identity groups to reconceive tasks, products, business processes, and organizational norms. This they argue enables companies to increase their effectiveness.”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case

Robin J. Ely – Faculty & Research – Harvard Business School

David A. Thomas – Faculty & Research – Harvard Business School

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