Who’ll win the ’20s? Companies that excel at innovation and rebound from shocks. Diversity in the workplace—in gender, race, work experience, age, education, cultural background, problem-solving style—confers these vital advantages.
To achieve these benefits of diversity in the workplace, executives and managers must understand the link between diversity, innovativeness, and resilience. What’s more, they have to deploy best practices for leading a diverse workforce, while crafting a company culture that lets diversity thrive.
Don’t keep recruiting the same kind of people, who look just like you, warns Miki Tsusaka. Diversity makes for better outcomes.
Too many programs aimed at building diversity in the workplace fall short because senior leaders don’t understand diverse employees’ experiences—including obstacles that different groups encounter. Here’s how to avoid that mistake.
“To successfully capture the benefits of diversity in the workplace, companies need true leadership commitment—which is much more than superficial words or platitudes.”
In too many organizations, women don’t step off the leadership track so much as they’re pushed off—by negative corporate cultures. By applying these best practices for leading a diverse workforce, CEOs can help their companies avoid this mistake.
As employees share more family responsibilities, companies will have to support dual-career couples if they hope to retain valued talent. Four initiatives provide a roadmap for doing so.
Winning the ’20s
How should leaders prepare their companies to thrive in the new decade?
To retain their best performers, companies will need to rethink hiring, change how work gets done, encourage sponsorship of women, and publicize the actions they’re taking to improve equity.
GDP growth and LGBT+ inclusion go hand-in-hand. The evidence is gradually building that countries, companies, and individuals are more productive when LGBT+ people feel included.
Although women make up the majority of health care employees, men still dominate the corner office. Here are six ways to give women a fair shot at the top.
Despite some high-profile female executives, the A&D workforce is still largely male. With growth looming and companies struggling to fill key roles, that needs to change.
How to build the diverse, resilient workforce that will fuel your organization's innovation engine? BCG’s Miki Tsusaka and Christian Greiser recommend three tactics for capitalizing on diversity in the workplace.
As career paths become less linear and people change jobs more often, diversity in the workplace will grow even richer. To benefit from employees’ diverse experiences, companies must actively recruit former employees and people re-entering the workforce.