"Not Just Talk:  Five Things You Can Do NOW to Promote Diversity &  Inclusion" by Debbie Wilson

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by Debbie Wilson  |  January 13, 2020  |  Submit a Comment

Not Just Talk:  Five Things You Can Do NOW to Promote Diversity &  Inclusion

It’s well-established fact that diverse teams outperform those that are not.  Variety in thought process, approach, background and experience bring a richness and depth to decision-making and strategy that uniformity simply can’t match.  Most of us SAY we support diversity, and we CLAIM we want to be inclusive.  But what does diversity and inclusion really mean?  It means taking action.  Why not start with  these actions as you welcome the new year and the new decade!

  1. Diversity isn’t just about gender. Its about socio-economic background, age, religion, political views, sexual orientation and geography.  A team recruited exclusively from three similar universities isn’t a diverse team in terms of thinking, no matter the backgrounds.   Consider ALL dimensions of diversity when recruiting.
  2. Give everyone on your team opportunities to do cool new things and take on interesting challenges. Don’t concentrate all the “goodies” on a few “favorites.”

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