January 31st 2011

Executive Summary: Diversity and Business Performance

This executive summary offers an overview of the key ideas and recommendations from the full research report on Diversity and Business Performance. This document puts forward the current diversity situation in organisations, with specific references to gender, and evaluates its effects on business performance. The report highlights the hurdles that diversity programmes can encounter and the organisation cultures that most readily encourage it.

Topics covered in this executive summary include:
• Defining diversity in an organisation
• The underrepresentation of women at senior levels in organisations
• Focusing and renewing diversity efforts
• The connections between diversity and business performance or competitive advantage
• Barriers to diversity within organisations
• The CRF model of the diverse organisation
• Case studies where diversity efforts have been highly effective

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report on Diversity and Business Performance is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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