How Can Diversity Make Your Team Better?

Our differences yield innovation and creativity.

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Ritu Bhasin, president of bhasin consulting inc. and author of The Authenticity Principle, explains the impact diversity has on creativity and innovation.

“If we really want to push creativity and innovation, we need to have differences flourishing,” she says. “It means having different voices sitting around a table with different ways of thinking sharing ideas.”

Watch the video to learn more from Ritu about how diversity can make your team better.

When we have people who have different backgrounds, experiences, educations, come from different genders, ethnocultures, religions, ages and more, it drives innovation and creativity. It drives, ultimately, organizational performance. When we have people who have the same background sitting around a decision-making table, it will lead to groupthink or what I call same-same. In fact, I call the land of same-same the place where innovation goes to die because if you have people who think the same sitting around a table, it's going to yield the same results.

If we really want to push creativity and innovation, we need to have differences flourishing. So it means having different voices sitting around a table with different ways of thinking sharing ideas. So that's actually what yields diversity and inclusion of thought. In fact, what the research says to us around the brain is the way in which we intake data, sort the data, categorize the data, store the data, and the retrieve the data is driven by a number of factors including things like the culture we grew up in, our age, the environment, our gender and more. So we want people who have different brains sitting at our tables to help yield that innovation and creativity.
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Ritu Bhasin

Ritu didn’t always feel empowered to be an unapologetic, fiercely authentic leader. While she was highly successful and living the corporate dream in her early career, she realized the person she was in her daily life bore little rese...

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