Impact of Diversity and Inclusion Within Organisations

17th May 2017
Author: Brigitte Rohwerder

The available evidence on the impact of diversity on individual/team/organisational effectiveness in organisations is inconclusive and mixed as to its beneficial and negative outcomes. The majority of the literature seems to focus on private firms; who have reaped business benefits from equality and diversit y, but not all firms, in all contexts, at all times. Knowledge about how, when, and why diversity and diversity management affects effective performance and organisational outcomes is limited.

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Suggested Citation

Rohwerder, B. (2017). Diversity and inclusion within organisations. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


17th May 2017


Continent: Global