Leaders who make the mix work

Harvard Business Review published an interesting article this month on companies who invest in diversity. Some good quotes from the article:

People with different lifestyles and different backgrounds challenge each other more. Diversity creates dissent, and you need that. Without it, you’re not going to get any deep inquiry or breakthroughs.

A diverse workforce also prevents an organization from becoming too insular and out of touch with its increasingly heterogeneous customer base.

The executives interviewed all agreed that focusing more on diversity is so important because it is a business imperative and their companies need it to stay competitive, and they believed it was a moral imperative because of their personal experiences and values. Read more about the 8 best organizational practices here.