TITLE

Making the Difference: Applying a Logic of Diversity

AUTHOR(S)
Page, Scott E.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the advantages of diversity in the workplace. The author offers a defense of why money spent on diversity training and education makes good business sense. The author illustrates how collections of individuals with diverse tools can outperform groups with high abilities. The author argues that this "logic of diversity" itself helps to reduce collective error and that diversity of perspective is as important as accurate modeling in the process of collective decision making.
ACCESSION #
27895335

 

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