Building A Great Place to Work For All:
The Untapped Power of Gender Diversity in Asia
In a summary of recent research, Catalyst (2018) reported that in well-managed diverse and inclusive workplaces, the presence of women in the workforce, leadership and board positions makes for better business results. This includes a positive connection on KPIs like better financial performance, better stock growth and improved innovation.
In the face of potential business disruptions resulting from global digital shifts (eg artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, robotics), a growing number of organisations are recognising the importance of greater organisational diversity in building high-performance teams as well as establishing organisational cultures that can embrace the challenges ahead.
The last decade has seen a wide range of research studies that demonstrate the positive contribution of increased gender diversity in the workplace. This article is an excerpt from one of the largest studies in Asia to highlight gender differences and evaluate how psychological safety, inclusion, belonging and teamwork contribute to a work environment that leverages its diversity for global competitive advantage.
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