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October 1, 2014

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Scientific American

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“If you want to build teams or organizations capable of innovating,” writes Katherine W. Phillips in this 2014 Scientific American article, “you need diversity. Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving. Diversity can improve the bottom line of companies and lead to unfettered discoveries and breakthrough innovations. Even simply being exposed to diversity can change the way you think. This is not just wishful thinking: it is the conclusion I draw from decades of research from organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers.”

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