Neuroscience Helps Foster Diversity in the Workplace

Today’s tech-savvy children will grow up to expect a workplace that’s more representative of their peer population. Research proves this is smart move for companies too. There’s no “I” in team, but it turns out, there is a team IQ—one that rises when the team embraces workplace diversity. “Demographically diverse groups make better decisions and produce more innovations, because they bring in different perspectives,” said Katherine Phillips, co-author of the research and senior vice dean and professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School. New research from Phillips’ team concluded that diversity sparks greater creativity and encourages complex thinking. This promotes higher quality decision making among groups striving for positive economic or social impact. Dr. David Rock, Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, brings neuroscientists and leadership experts…


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