National Diversity Awareness Month: Top 10 Benefits of Workplace Diversity

Diversity is the fuel that will propel businesses into the future.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

April 8, 2022

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April is National Diversity Awareness Month. Since 2004, the month has been dedicated to making people aware and appreciative of diversity. To celebrate our differences and similarities and to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other.

The workplace is a microcosm of the community around it. Diversity is easier to achieve in a smaller, more controlled environment, and results are more quickly evident. And the results are plentiful, from improved recruitment and retention to increased innovative and profits.

“Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things,” observed Claudia Brind-Woody. Brind-Woody is a managing director for IBM in the U.K. She is also a diversity and inclusion champion and was a member of the inaugural Channel Futures DE&I 101.

So, among the myriad benefits of workplace diversity, which stand out as the top 10? Click through the gallery above to find out.

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Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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