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The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy

Scott E. Page Earl Lewis Nancy Cantor Earl Lewis



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Princeton University Press
15 February 2019
Political science & theory; Business strategy; Business innovation; Organisational theory & behaviour
How businesses and other organizations can improve their performance by tapping the power of differences in how people think What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do? What if it can also improve the bottom line? It can. The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker, writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments, makes a clear and compelling practical case for diversity and inclusion. He presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks, producing what he calls diversity bonuses. These bonuses include improved problem solving, increased innovation, and more accurate predictions-all of which lead to better results. Drawing on research in economics, psychology, computer science, and many other fields, The Diversity Bonus also tells the stories of businesses and organizations that have tapped the power of diversity to solve complex problems. The result changes the way we think about diversity at work-and far beyond.
By:   Scott E. Page
Introduction by:   Earl Lewis, Nancy Cantor
Edited by:   Earl Lewis, Nancy Cantor
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Volume:   5
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 133mm, 
ISBN:   9780691191539
ISBN 10:   0691191530
Series:   Our Compelling Interests
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   15 February 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Scott E. Page is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan. His books include The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies (Princeton).

Reviews for The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy

Leaders often say that the greatest obstacle to diversifying their organizations is their commitment to 'excellence' and 'meritocracy.' Scott Page's important book blows that myth out of the water, powerfully demonstrating that diverse teams are better: more creative, productive, and profitable. After this, there is no excuse for making excuses. --Naomi Oreskes, coauthor of Merchants of Doubt A powerful way to appreciate the problem with homogeneity. --Tim Harford, Financial Times If you want your business or team to perform better, read this book. With compelling evidence, examples, and writing, Scott Page makes the business case for drawing out diverse perspectives, and shows you exactly how to do it. A clear road map for every team and leader. --Laszlo Bock, former SVP of People Operations at Google and author of Work Rules!

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