Jeremy Greenberg’s company has published a report that shares insight and statistics into workplace diversity.
The research is clear that diversity in the workplace is good for both employers and employees.
Many prominent studies have found proven benefits of a more diverse work environment. These benefits include an increase in innovation, reduction in turnover, a higher level of creativity, and a more effective understanding of the needs of different market segments.
The corporate bottom line is affected as well. McKinsey reports that public companies with more diverse boards have higher levels of earnings.
Many large companies have diversity programs, which include the recruitment and development of women, racial minorities, and LGBTQ individuals. Homogeneous employment settings are now considered not merely a superficial public relations problem but a business effectiveness problem.
Areas covered in this article include:
- The importance of role models
- Underrepresentation in diversity baseline
- The diversity divide by category
- Diversity in digital media
Read the full article, Study Reveals Weak Diversity Among Key Role Models, on the Avenue Group website.
Check out this link for the full graphic: The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World. How much better is this graphic than just a list?
One of my favorite things about living in NYC is walking down the street and hearing a language that I don’t even recognize being spoken. Click here for a zoomable map. Source: The Endangered Language Alliance
Nepal fact of the day: There are 700 speakers globally of Seke, an indigenous language of Nepal. 100 of those speakers live in NYC.
A beautiful piece of visual journalism by the New York Times on the iconic NYC subway map, which should get the Nobel Prize for Graphic Design. The designer of the map rode every subway line with his eyes closed to get a feel for the curves in the tracks! This story is worth three minutes of your time.
Hat tip to Jonathan Paisner for posting the story on LinkedIn.