Most managers accept that employers benefit from a diverse workforce, but the notion had been hard to prove or quantify - until the arrival of new US research.
The research provides compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives market growth - a finding that should intensify efforts to ensure that executive ranks both embody and embrace the power of differences.
In this research, which rests on a nationally representative survey of 1,800 professionals, 40 case studies and numerous focus groups and interviews, we scrutinised two kinds of diversity: inherent and acquired. Inherent diversity involves traits you are born with, such as gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. READ MORE