This article provides real food for thought around the issue of diversity in the workplace. Whilst it is commonly accepted that a diverse workforce has a positive impact on innovation, skill-sets and productivity, in reality is diversity stifled?
The author argues that our long-standing opinions on what leadership should look like results in management styles that encourage employees to work and act in the same way, quashing diversity. An interesting take on whether diversity in the workplace even exists.
This is despite the fact that the power of diversity in driving business results is……wait for it……diversity. It’s not bringing together a bunch of people of difference and training them to behave the same way.