Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Here’s why workplace diversity makes business sense - DISRUPT AFRICA

by Tom Jackson
Originally published: July 10, 2017

ompanies that embrace workplace diversity and inclusion as a source of growth and innovation for their businesses will perform better than those that don’t – and that applies as much to small businesses as it does to large enterprises.

According to Kimberley Axon, head of people services at Sage Africa & Middle East, a growing body of research shows that diverse, inclusive companies are more successful than those that don’t nurture diversity.

International research by McKinsey, for example, shows that gender diverse companies are 15 per cent more likely to produce financial returns above their national industry medians, while ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform.