Today, as we celebrate International Women's Day, we pay respect to all women who have been driving change in the workplace.
Whether they’re driving change, part of a change process, or simply getting the job done, women are positively impacting the workplace.
Here are three facts on how they’re getting it right:
Fact 1: Women leaders help increase both profits and share performance
As board members, they improve the overall performance of the boards they represent. And corporate performance improves too. Research shows that women on boards in general lead to increased corporate productivity.
Fact 2: Women encourage greater team collaboration
Research on women’s social skills shows that better communication leads to greater collaboration. Success comes from being able to effectively share knowledge and skills. Better cohesion equals better results.
Fact 3: Women contribute different perspectives
Creativity and innovation are often triggered by throwing a different perspective into the mix. The more diverse the opinions in a team, the richer the collective conversation is.
Diverse teams mean wider input. Different points of view. Less tunnel vision. And a more exotic melting pot of ideas.