The Power of Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted: Monday, June 29 2020

The Power of Inclusion in the Workplace

In our 23 years of business, we’ve had the privilege to work with a diverse group of clients across many different business sectors, including several Fortune 100 Companies.

While many companies focus on creating a diverse workforce through hiring, they often overlook the impact that comes from pouring resources into continued professional development and growth opportunities for people with diverse experiences throughout the organization. 

study of approximately 600 business decisions made by 200 different business teams in a wide variety of companies over two years shared a clear correlation between inclusive decision making and improved business performance. 

According to the research, teams outperform individual decision makers 66% of the time, and decision making improves as team diversity increases. When compared to individual decision makers the study found that

  • Teams that include different genders, a wide range of ages and different geographic locations make better business decisions 87% of the time.
  • Gender diverse teams make better business decisions 73% of the time.
  • All-male teams made better business decisions 58%

Unfortunately, non-inclusive decision making can be common. All-male teams often make up approximately 38% of the decisions in a typical large organization.*

  • The most inclusive decision-making and execution teams performed 60% better than average.
  • When all-male teams make a decision that is executed by a gender-diverse group. This combination underperformed by 15%.

So why does this matter? What are some practical ways you can create a culture of inclusion in your workplace? 

We’d love to help you answer that question. To discuss the Game On programs that will help you take your team to the next level, contact us here:


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