Forgoing one’s identity and uniqueness in favor of ‘conforming to join in’ is becoming more outmoded by the day. Companies in greater numbers are now becoming more supportive of the idea of ‘bringing your whole self’ or your ‘authentic self’ to work. From a business standpoint, fostering a more inclusive work environment is reaping financial rewards as well. A McKinsey & Company study of 180 companies concludes that companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers.

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By Katherine Rodriguez, Julie Garcia Seebach and Jose Acosta

Forgoing one’s identity and uniqueness in favor of ‘conforming to join in’ is becoming more outmoded by the day. Companies in greater numbers are now becoming more supportive of the idea of bringing your whole self or your ‘authentic self’ to work. From a business standpoint, fostering a more inclusive work environment is reaping financial rewards as well. A McKinsey & Company study of 180 companies concludes that companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers. …

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Fitch BALANCE Group Chair

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