6 February, 2018

NPC: Why do we need diversity?

Most charities believe boards should be diverse. But, according to our State of the Sector research, many are unsure what specific benefits diversity brings and how to achieve it.

Why do we want diversity? Besides the moral case for greater inclusion, there’s the business case. For Kai Adams, partner at executive search firm Green Park, ‘the end goal is to take better decisions and therefore have better impact. To do that you have to bring in people with different perspective, different outlooks and different experiences.’

Promoting difference is the right course of action. But Kai cautioned that boards are often ill prepared to accept this challenge on the way to the rewards it brings. ‘If you are going to appoint people who are different from you, that’s not going to feel natural or comfortable. You’re going to have to work hard at it’.


This blog was written by Tom Collinge for NPC and published on the 5th of February 2018. For the full article, click here.

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