by Anna Verasai
Originally published: April 25, 2017
Diversity is always a hot topic of debate for creating different workplace strategies. The future of workplace diversity is round the corner and in reality it is not what you think, but is based on how you think. Yes, when we think about diversity all the factors like gender, race, and age comes to our mind. For years employers have believed that embracing such differences will help build a diversified workplace. Not only that, they also believe that it helps in increasing creative outcomes. Such beliefs are certainly true, but now some researchers of the Harvard University have found another aspect to workplace diversity. These researchers believe that diversity in thought process i.e., thought diversity at workplace is equally important. In fact, cognitively diverse teams can solve problems more efficiently, Inc.com says.
The biggest factors that shape thoughts also lie in diversified cultures. Our backgrounds, age generations, cultures, differences, everything forms our thought processes. While some individuals become analytical experts, some turn out to be creative heads. Some people can carry out critical planning processes and some are on-the-go workaholics. According to Deloitte’s recent study, thought diversity at workplace can boost creative problem solving and innovation regarding your business, Business Insider reports. Deloitte believes that when such diversified thinkers conglomerate at workplace it can increase work efficiency and stir creativity and insight.