Friday, March 31, 2017

Harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion for innovation - COMPUTER WORLD

by Christoph Schell
Originally published: March 30, 2017

When it comes to the topic of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workforce, there is no lack of conversation.

And this is a good thing, because despite the best intentions of many corporations to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, the numbers tell a different story.  As an example, a recent PBS report on diversity at leading Silicon Valley tech firms found that among employees of these companies, 60 percent identify as white, 23 percent Asian, 8 percent Latino and 7 percent black. That same report also found that on average 71 percent of employees are men and 29 percent are women.