Diversity’s New Frontier
Up to now, diversity initiatives have focused primarily on fairness for legally protected populations. But organizations now have an opportunity to harness a more powerful and nuanced kind of diversity: diversity of thought. Advances in neurological research that are untangling how each of us thinks and solves problems can help organizations, including governments, operationalize diversity of thought and eventually change how they define and harness human capital. A recent study by Deloitte titled “Diversity’s new frontier: Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce,” examines the benefits that thought diversity can bring to the federal government.