Does increasing diversity in your workplace improve performance?

Economists have been running field experiments to find out

Breaking down the old boys’ club in business, government and other organisations is intrinsically important.

Ensuring greater diversity in organisations — on gender, racial, ethnic and other lines – is, simply put, the right thing to do.

But some advocates of greater diversity make an extra claim: that it improves the quality of decisions, and hence an organisation’s performance. Do the right thing and increase profits or effectiveness. What’s not to like?

Robust empirical evidence to support this claim — that more diverse