Diversity Makes Groups Perform Better, University of Michigan Professor Says

Scott Page, professor of complex systems at the University of Michigan, participated in a video interview at Nareit’s REITwise: 2019 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in San Antonio.

Page, a noted author on the topic of diversity, discussed how it drives performance.

“When you think about things like solving problems, finding creative solutions to problems, [and] making accurate forecasts, diversity actually creates a bonus—it makes groups better at what they do,” he said.

Meanwhile, Page discussed the use of the term “cognitive diversity”: “It’s really thinking about the world in different ways.” He also touched on the progress that companies have made in embracing a broader concept of diversity.