When Diversity Harms Individual Wellbeing

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

What if Diversity was bad for you as an individual?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about research that shows that Diversity may not be good for you as an individual

This is the second in a two part series based on a paper called Perceived diversity and employee well-being: mediating role of inclusion

By  Akanksha Jaiswal and Lata Dyaram

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

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

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

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”


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

PhD Thesis

3 Types of Diversity You Need To Understand To Create Inclusion

Six Rules For An Inclusive Organisation Using Procedural Justice

The Reason People Leave their Boss and Not their Job: Interactional Justice

The Elements of Inclusion #4