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First Step: The Link Between Collective Intelligence and Diversity

Want a smarter workforce? Diversify.

Why should boards of directors and top leadership teams care about gender diversity? Beyond reasons important to their companies—shifting workforce demographics, an increasingly educated talent pool, and the race for talent—there is another reason: gender diversity makes the team smarter.

Diverse groups tend to leverage members’ varied experiences, which reduces groupthink and can lead to:

  • Improved decision-making
  • Increased brainstorming
  • More innovative thinking
  • Better problem-solving abilities

This tool shares insight and offers tips on how organizations can leverage diversity to achieve greater collective intelligence in groups.