Date of publication: 2017-07-08 22:34
The link and dependency between plants, bees, and human agriculture is so crucial, the two scientists writing up years of research into the problem summarized with this warning:
Things don’t get better when firms put in formal grievance systems they get worse. Our quantitative analyses show that the managerial ranks of white women and all minority groups except Hispanic men decline—by 8% to 66%—in the five years after companies adopt them.
While change has been glacial at best, the long term impact of diversity at the companies that truly committed not just the letter of the law, but also its spirit, has been nothing short of unprecedented.
But, if you want to get creative, you need to diversify your thinking and encourage your mind to look for information associated with other concepts. For instance, you might think about drama, which is vaguely related to presentations, and have the creative idea to perform a small role play for a client, in order to demonstrate your company’s services in a more realistic way. This latter approach is more creative, basically as a result of diversifying your thinking.
The problem, however, was that while there seemed to be some consensus around compliance issues, not every company wanted to admit that the early adopters of formal diversity programs were experiencing any real long term business benefit.
In addition, they cited another study that estimated that 8,555 listed companies around the world were responsible for over $7 trillion in environmental externalities (. costs that have to be borne by society from ignored factors, or social costs ). This is equivalent to 7% of their combined revenues and up to a third of their combined profits.
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Diversity can contribute to more effective decision-making and problem-solving by providing a range of perspectives, a broad spectrum of expertise and a more robust process for critical evaluation. Different perspectives can draw attention to shared assumptions that may be implicitly guiding current practices.