The impact of diversity on finances makes perfect sense when you think of the workforce like a toolbox: Every tool has a purpose and design that makes it optimal for certain jobs. If your toolbox is full of only Phillip’s head screwdrivers, you’ll never be able to work with a flat head screw ... Because we currently have a racially homogeneous workforce, we have one that doesn’t employ the full set of skills, experiences and perspectives needed for a full toolbox.
In the audio version of "The business case for diversity in IR" (Fall 2021 IR Quarterly, pp. 16-17), authors Keith M. Horton, MD, FSIR, and Derek L. West, MD, MS, explain why diversity in your practice is not only a moral decision, but a financial one that will strengthen your interventional radiology practice's bottom line.
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