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Top 10 Articles on Workforce Diversity and Workplace Inclusion

There are thousands of documents in circulation on the business benefits of workplace inclusion and workforce diversity. It can be approached from many perspectives.

Here’s a selected list of the Top 10 papers that provide a great starting point.

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This list is mostly compiled from the management consultancies – the major upside being that they’ve gather data and presented it back in ways that can be quickly and easily comprehended in executive contexts.

The Top 10 Articles

  1. Why diversity matters. McKinsey, 2015
  2. Delivering through diversity. McKinsey, 2018
  3. Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. McKinsey, 2020
  4. How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation. BCG, 2018
  5. Fixing the Flawed Approach to Diversity. BCG, 2019
  6. Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? A new recipe to improve business performance. Deloitte, 2013.
  7. The PwC diversity Journey Creating impact, achieving results. PwC, 2016
  8. When She Rises, We All Rise. Accenture, 2018
  9. HBR’s Diversity topic index. Harvard Business Review
  10. The Missing Link: Sustainable Diversity And Inclusion Through Organization Design. Mercer, 2018

Enjoy reading this – and let me know if you’d like to nominate any papers!

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