An article posted today on Inc.com, “Tech Entrepreneurs Don’t Believe Diversity Affects Their Bottom Line,” cites research stating startup founders support the concept of diversity but don’t see the direct benefit on their bottom line:
“Only 23 percent of startup founders believe that diversity leads to improved financial performance, according to Lawless Research, a market research firm. The findings reflect the tech industry’s current attitude toward diversity: Many say it is important, a priority, and a good thing to have, but they fail to recognize the business advantages of having diversity.”
What gives? Is there really value in having a diverse team, or is it lip service? Read the full article and post your comments below.