Diversity and Innovation


I was lucky to be invited to my first ever Podcast recording by my good friend Toby Mildon. Toby's mission is to help companies be more inclusive of the diverse UK talent pool and breadth of human experience by reengineering business processes and addressing cultural barriers.

For me the links between higher levels of inclusion and improved innovation performance are very clear: The more diverse the team is that can generate ideas, there more likely it is that there will be extraordinarily brilliant nuggets of creativity, coming from unexpected angles. Furthermore, with a more diverse team looking at the quality of the created ideas, it is more likely to filter out potential failures early on in the process rather than having to overcome potentially expensive difficulties later on.

You can listen to the podcast now, I have embedded it into the page. And yes, those ARE my Samurai swords, brought back with me from Japan...