5 ways diversity and inclusion help teams perform better
High-performing teams don’t just happen. They require keen recruitment, staffing, and training strategies — all of which should focus on creating a diverse and inclusive (D&I) culture. Research shows that inclusive teams perform up to 30 per cent better in high-diversity environments, according to industry analyst firm Gartner. This is the result of several key advantages D&I teams can give your organisation, including the following.
Access to top talent
Hiring top talent is what every employer wants, but it’s only possible if diverse candidates are all fairly considered. When diversity and inclusion exist, employers give themselves a greater chance of gaining access to a larger talent pool. In turn, this ensures that they can hire employees with the skills, experience, and knowledge needed to build high-performance teams. Employee performance in diverse organisations is 12 per cent higher than in companies with no inclusivity efforts.