Study finds diversity boosts innovation in US companies

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America’s rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. “There is a business case for diversity,” says Richard Warr, a professor of finance at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the research. “It’s not just about trying to be nice. It’s good for business. It not only helps in terms of perception. It actually produces better outcomes.”Read Full Story

Study finds diversity boosts innovation in US companies

A recent study finds that taking steps to foster diversity makes a company more innovative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents - meaning the relevant innovations ...

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Diversity in business really does boost innovation, according to a new study

A new study reveals what many people have known all along—diversity in the workplace is good for innovation. Researchers at NC State’s Poole College of Management Gender looked ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting ...

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Diversity Boosts Innovation in U.S. Companies

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