The Special Report in MIT SMR‘s Summer 2021 issue looks at how businesses can support a more inclusive workplace culture. Also in this issue: ways to communicate — and disagree — using candor and logic, business’s role in national emergencies, how volunteering helps workers’ skills, and changing the rules to suit turbulent times.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Supplier diversity initiatives can drive positive change, boost earnings, and build resilience.
Karina Swette and Timi Boyo
New research on subtle gender bias highlights the anxiety underpinning biased behavior and suggests ways to defuse it.
Maryam Kouchaki, Burak Oc, and Ekaterina Netchaeva
Sponsors can play a role in growing and strengthening the pipeline of women leaders in organizations.
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The highlight of the 2019-20 NBA season was a player-led response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Luca Servodio and Latia Curry
To show respect for individuality, leaders should support the use of personal pronouns in communication.
Companies put themselves at risk by making four key mistakes with corporate social responsibility.
Organizational leaders can begin to address racial discrimination in the workplace by taking strategic actions.
Derek R. Avery and Enrica N. Ruggs
Identify which stakeholders will create long-term value for shareholders.
Paul Strebel, Didier Cossin, and Mahwesh Khan
Often dismissed as a “feel good” option, B2B supplier diversity initiatives can reap financial rewards.