Friday, March 30, 2018 
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Uncovering the paradox of diversity: better results, lower satisfaction

One of the costs of diversity is discomfort and estrangement arising from having to examine biases

One of the costs of diversity is discomfort and estrangement arising from having to examine biases I read several pieces recently that touched on the costs of enacting real diversity in the workplace, not just adding more minorities and women to a primarily white male context. I thought I would share this from my files, something I wrote in 2014. While people say that the like the idea of a diverse workforce, and evidence suggests that diverse teams perform better than homogeneous ones, but nonetheless, people report higher job satisfaction when they are on teams of the same gender. At least that is the result of a recent study by economists Sara Fisher Ellison and Wallace Mullen,