Wednesday, 20 December 2017

McKinsey on Diversity

Every few years, McKinsey gets their clients to participate in diversity research. This year's research is a joint-venture between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey, with the participants consist of over 70,000 surveyees and many qualitative interviews from 222 organisations, which collectively have over 12 million staff. 

The tone of the results is that most organisations understand that diversity is really important. Diversity is at the top of the corporate focus list for the third year running. The research findings also note that, for non-white women, promotion to the C-suite is quite unlikely:

This is a terrible waste of human talent. 

I would so like to see blind interviews of staff, similar to the US orchestra studies (read more here). The only difficulty is that I can't work out how we could effectively facilitate an interview process that way... perhaps technology may have a solution in the near future using avatars.


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