What We Are Reading Today: The Diversity Bonus by Scott E. Page

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Tue, 2019-03-12 22:45

What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing
to do? What if it can also improve the bottom line? It can. The
Diversity Bonus shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker,
writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by
corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments, makes a
clear and compelling practical case for diversity and inclusion. He
presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different
kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks,
producing what he calls “diversity bonuses.”

These bonuses include improved problem solving, increased
innovation, and more accurate predictions — all of which lead to
better results. Drawing on research in economics, psychology,
computer science, and many other fields, The Diversity Bonus also
tells the stories of businesses and organizations that have tapped
the power of diversity to solve complex problems. The result
changes the way we think about diversity at work— and far
beyond.

Scott E. Page is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of
Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University
of Michigan. His books include The Difference: How the Power of
Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies
(Princeton).

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