Diversity Promotes A Higher Potential Of Success For A Company

1543 Words Nov 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” In other words, we need different ideas to come to an optimal solution. Diversity encompasses a variety of differences between people in this world. Each individual is classified to be different from one another whether it is from age, gender, race, personality, education, background, experiences, and more. Varying viewpoints provides a team with a larger pool of ideas to work with and filter out what works for them. Modern day businesses that are striving towards success through innovation tend to lean teams building a diverse team. A variety of experiences and backgrounds creates a channel of people who can provide innovated ideas that may have never been thought of. In this paper, I argue that diversity promotes a higher potential of success for a company. Age diversity plays a significant factor in productivity. From the young to the old, knowledge will vary when it comes to age and experience. Together they will comprise of a team with different perspectives and interpretations of ideas. These factors contribute to the knowledge pool of the workforce which in return have a direct effect on their abilities to problem solve. In Uschi Backes-Gellner and Stephan Veen’s research on the effects of age diversity, he discusses diversity’s costs and benefits depending on the tasks of companies. A variety of ages is particularly important when…
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