Tag: Innovation

Resource Groups Improve Media Company's Digital Business by 350%

Recognizing its changing audience, McGraw-Hill has an enterprise-wide goal to increase the percentage of its business (now two-thirds) based on digital products.The company launched its first digital resource group in 2011 to get employees to devise innovative ways to deliver information to customers and vendors through mobile devices. McGraw-Hill also…

Ask the White Guy: Can You Measure Diversity of Thought and Innovation

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw onDiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader indiversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion,gender,sexual orientation,disabilityandagecan expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers. Photo by Shutterstock…

Ask DiversityInc: Should You Use Multi-Tier Resource Groups

Q: We are exploring creating a two-tier model of affinity groupsone tier that contains the traditional demographic-based groups (e.g., women’s group, Hispanic group) and another tier that is more based on a specific cause or interest (e.g., the environment group or the employees-with-pets group). Are you aware of any other…

Our First Innovation Fest! 10 Companies Use Diversity to Drive Change

DiversityInc’s first Innovation Fest! generated a huge buzz for its unique format10 rapid-fire presentations from corporate leaders demonstrating how diversity fuels creative business solutions. The 82 attendees from 40 organizations represented 15 different industries, including aerospace, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media, professional services, retail and technology, as well…

Diversity Management Exposes Employees' Hidden Intelligence

Diversity management, according to “The Wisdom of Crowds” author James Surowiecki, has two main hurdles: overcoming a natural tendency to associate with similar people and the need to develop trust. That’s why it’s so hard to get different ways of thinking in organizations. Surowiecki presented these key insights on diversity…

How Kraft Increased Promotions of Women in Sales by 39%

What do Kraft Foods (No. 7 in The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity), Dell (No. 26), jcpenney (No. 35) and Toyota (No. 41) have in common They leverage their resource groups to increase sales and enhance talent development. Regardless of company size or industry, resource groups are increasingly…