12 Mar 1998


I think diversity can enhance the bottom line for team based organisation, in general. The keyword here is “team based.” I have two assumptions.

  1. “Together Everyone Achieves More,” i.e. 1+1+1+1=5.

  2. The best performing team consists of diverse members whose diversity complements each other.

Therefore, when they manage the organisation in ways that most of the teams consists of complimentarily-diverse-team members, then they will get the best possible output that their talent pool can give. Thus in this case, diversity adds to the bottom line, and not just numbers.

Non team based organisation can still benefit from diversity, but probably less since they have less means to tap into the potential.