A recent study suggests that increasing the diversity of leadership teams has direct correlation to increased innovation and improved financial performance. For leaders, this is a clear course to creating an innovative and financially successful organization. People with different backgrounds and experiences often see the same problem in different ways and come up with different solutions, increasing the odds that one of those solutions will be a success.
It’s up to employers and leaders to drive their company culture. Just ticking a box on a list with a ‘diversity hire’ doesn’t change your company culture. Lean in to the difficult discussions, learn to support employee growth and begin to craft your company culture in a way that will lead to big growth and employee retention.