“It is probably best if students are at least made aware of the existence and historical origins of both, and presented with the arguments in favor of each. There is no uniquely correct Gini coefficient.”
Statistical data abound of how a diverse team is better at problem-solving and more innovative. Diversity is not only a matter of fairness. If we want to do well – wherever we find ourselves – we need contributions from all kinds of people.#EnterTheBadass.
“To stay competitive, businesses should always continue to innovate. One of the best ways to boost their capacity to transform themselves and their products may involve hiring more women and culturally diverse team members, research suggests.
In a study published in Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, the authors analyzed levels of gender diversity in research and development teams from 4,277 companies in Spain. Using statistical models, they found that companies with more women were more likely to introduce radical new innovations into the market over a two-year period.”
Actually – in a variety of scenarios – standstills could be prevented if the team is less homogeneous.
“A body of research has revealed another, more nuanced benefit of workplace diversity:non homogeneous teams are simply smarter. Working with people who are different from you may challenge your brain to overcome its stale ways of thinking and sharpen its performance.”
In psychology – for example – I’ve seen through my work with students from many walks of life, how quickly stalemates dissolve when new voices enter the conversation.
“Hay, al sur de La Habana, entre el verdor y el oro, un lugar destinado a los juegos. Es un sitio tranquilo, dicen, muy bueno para las mutaciones.”