Monoculture in business can be as destructive as it is in nature.
Updated: Mar 8
Diversity is Imperative for Regeneration.
There is clear evidence that companies with a higher proportion of women in decision-making roles generate higher margins, greater profits, and better total return to shareholders. Diversity across both gender and culture similarly improves performance.
It is a little known fact that American scientist, inventor and women’s rights campaigner, Eunice Newton Foote first discovered the greenhouse effect in 1856. Foote’s seminal experiment was ingeniously homemade. One might wonder how the approach to global warming would have differed had she been fully recognized.
In biology, regeneration does not exist without diversity. Every species is capable of regeneration, from bacteria to humans. To renew means “to resume” after interruption. To restore means “to bring back” or reinstate. To grow means “to progress to maturity.”
How can we better support diversity in order to "progress to maturity" as a thriving business culture?