Want More Innovation? Up Your Diversity and Inclusion Game

Consistently innovative companies are four times more likely to be highly inclusive

To achieve true digital transformation, organizations need to be open and inclusive to tap knowledge and ideas that reside both internally and externally in other companies and institutions. Partnerships, especially nontraditional ones, and collaboration are the basic elements of successful innovation.


In its report Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth, The Conference Board found that the most innovative companies in its survey — those with a self-reported track record of continual organization-wide innovation — were more than twice as likely to describe their company as highly inclusive as those with sporadic innovation in some business units. The findings also show that consistently innovative companies are significantly more likely than inconsistent innovators to be extremely effective at encouraging external innovation networks.

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