This is another scientific proof that the integral theory of innovation still holds on. See the LL (lower left) quadrant here. A more diverse workforce means different mindsets, culture origins, habbits – these are all sources of polarity and creative sparks.

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America’s rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. “There is a business case for diversity,” says Richard Warr, a professor of finance at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the research. “It’s not just about trying to be nice. Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

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