Harvard Business Review talks about the value of diversity

from Stephen Downes’ weekly http://www.downes.ca/index.html

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

David Rock, Heidi Grant Halvorson, Harvard Business Review, Nov 04, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes


This article cites a couple studies arguing that ethnic, racial and gender diversity increases returns and growth in corporations. But the bulk of the article is intended to show “nonhomogenous teams are simply smarter.” They focus more on facts, argue David Rock and Heidi Grant Halvorson, they process those facts more carefully, and they’re more innovative. Not a long article, but well written and tightly argued.

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