GIST Insights: Delivering Through Diversity

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June 23, 2021

Diversity can mean a lot of things, but at the end of the day, it’s really about creating a space where different voices can contribute to making a better whole. Creating spaces where people from all sorts of perspectives can make meaningful contributions isn’t just good for you and your co-workers; it can be an incredible asset to your business. What are some of these assets, and how can you make the most of them?


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Maximize Diversity, Maximize Success

Companies that prioritize inclusion are more successful 
This study predicts that through 2022, 75% of companies with diverse and inclusive decision-making teams will exceed their financial targets. The study found that gender-diverse and inclusive teams outperformed their less inclusive counterparts by 50%. Will you be one of them? 

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Diversity still matters Given the challenges the world has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a shift to deprioritize diversity and inclusion efforts because they may be seen as non-critical to business viability. The truth is that diversity efforts are more important than ever in addressing the external and internal performance of a company, making meaningful improvements along multiple metrics, including: 
●    Winning the war for talent 
●    Improving the quality of decision making
●    Increasing customer insight and innovation.
●    Driving employee motivation and satisfaction.
●    Improving a company’s global image and license to operate

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It takes a leader!
Empowering diverse corporate leadership can benefit everyone, from employees to investors. Companies with more diverse leadership teams report higher innovation revenue—45% of total revenue versus just 26%, according to a 2018 BCG report.

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Start your diversity and inclusion journey today! 
Here are 5 strategies to infuse D&I into your organization, creating a more representative, fair, and high-performing workforce.

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