Why You Need to Focus on Diversity Before It's Too Late

Why You Need to Focus on Diversity Before It's Too Late

Failing to prioritize diversity leads to disastrous consequences. Take the recent influx of sexism and discrimination claims at Uber, for example.

After multiple former employees came forward to claim that their harassment at work was being mishandled by human resources, a number of the company’s top executives stepped down, including, most recently, Uber’s president Jeff Jones.

All of this backlash centered around a key factor missing from the company’s culture: diversity. And while it’s easy to point at Uber right now, a lack of emphasis on diversity causes problems in many other organizations, especially in the tech segment. 

“Despite actions by tech companies to improve diversity, discriminatory behavior is occurring far too frequently,” Raj Mukherjee, SVP of product at Indeed.com in San Francisco, told me. In fact, a December 2016 Indeed survey of more than 1,000 U.S. technology workers found that 24 percent of those respondents said they had personally felt discriminated against at their current company.

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