How do you create diverse, inclusive, and balanced teams so differences add up to greatness?
Regarding the importance of diversity in the workplace, Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer of General Electric, was quoted in Business Insider (September 23, 2014):
"It's not easy, but the payoff is that more diverse teams create more innovative products. I've seen it."
Join us for a panel breakfast featuring Mary James, the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College, Kelley Forseth, Principle at Clarity Consulting and Gennevieve Emery, Partner and Recruiting Director at NotoGroup for a lively discussion on diversity in the workplace today.
Diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. And, greatness comes when diversity is supported by an inclusive and supportive work environment.
- What is your role in fostering diverse and inclusive teams?
- What are some ways you can help increase diversity and inclusion in your own workplace?
- What key traits do inclusive leaders exhibit?