The Data on Diversity

TitleThe Data on Diversity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsNelson, B
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Volume57
Pagination86-95
Date Published2014
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00010782
KeywordsDiversity , MULTICULTURALISM , SOCIAL , SWARM , TEAMS
AbstractThe article examines the benefits of diversity to teams and the cognitive factors that hinder the achievement of optimal levels of diversity. Topics discussed include social scientists' claim that teams and organizations with members who are heterogeneous have a higher potential for innovation, better financial results and innovation from diverse teams, greater sales revenue for organization with racial diversity and a study of collective intelligence and creativity which noted a predictor of team collective intelligence. INSET: Unsung Heros.
NotesNELSON, BERYL 1; Email Address: beryl.nelson@gmail.com; Affiliation: 1: Software engineering manager, Google, Mountain View, CA; Source Info: Nov2014, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p86; Subject Term: DIVERSITY in organizations; Subject Term: DIVERSITY in the workplace; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: TEAMS in the workplace; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences; Subject Term: SWARM intelligence; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; Number of Pages: 10p; Illustrations: 1 Color Photograph, 5 Graphs; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1145/2597886

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