When Diversity Harms Individual Wellbeing

There’s so much talk about why Diversity is good for organisations

Find out if Diversity is bad for you as an individual?

This is based on a paper called Perceived diversity and employee well-being: mediating role of inclusion

By  Akanksha Jaiswal and Lata Dyaram

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • A refreshingly honest research paper
  • The double edged sword of Diversity
  • A problem I want to protect you from and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Surface level diversity harms work based employee wellbeing

“Surface diversity had a negative relationship with wellbeing”

Knowledge diversity is good for work based employee wellbeing

“Where people were different in terms of educational background, tenure, qualifications… this had a positive effect on wellbeing”

We need to be really clear about what we’re measuring

“wellbeing was defined in terms of work environment and work characteristics;  This is really important for the results”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Perceived diversity and employee well-being: mediating role of inclusion

PhD Thesis

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