When the Best Thing for Your Bottom Line is Diversity

posted on Fri, Apr 10 2015 12:42 pm by Shirley Engelmeier

Our mantra that “inclusion is a business imperative” is an important one. Many times the argument is made that being inclusive of others is simply the right thing to do if you're a moral human being. In terms of business, though, the appeal to morals and values isn't always an effective one. Because most businesses need to make a profit, efforts to build diversity and inclusion need to address one fundamental question: how can diversity and inclusion increase my company's bottom line?

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