Great ideas rarely come from a single individual. They certainly don’t stem from like-mindedness. In fact, 85% of executives believe diverse workforces are a necessary driver of innovation, according to a recent Forbes Insights survey. Not only that, but gender diversity alone is capable of doubling operating performance and increasing stock price by as much as 17%, according to a recent McKinsey & Co. report.
In other words, not only are inclusive workforces the right thing to do, they’re one of the most reliable ways to deliver sustained profits. However diverse your workforce is or isn’t, here’s how to encourage and attract the much-needed diversity and open-mindedness to thrive in a global mobile economy.