Diversity & Inclusion

‘Inclusion’ has long been considered the Robin to ‘Diversity’s’ Batman. It’s time the roles were reversed.

View related topics Take the Maturity Index quiz

61% of employees bend themselves out of shape to fit in at work, including 45% of white, heterosexual men. This is bad for business and bad for well-being.

The good news is that businesses with an inclusive environment have an operating profit almost three times higher than those that don’t.

Why everything you think you know about diversity is wrong

Diversity & inclusion - an overview:

Diversity without inclusion damages a company’s performance. It also causes pain.


Feeling pain. Neuroscience shows that the psychological pain caused by being excluded affects the same part of the brain as physical pain. It hurts.




Eisenberger, Lieberman & Williams (2003); Cikara & Fiske (2011).

Value difference:

We are naturally attracted to people who are like us and tend to shy away from those who are different.


If we can appreciate each other for who we are, we create an environment where we can flourish together no matter what our differences.




Business benefits:

Compared to employees working in a business without an inclusive culture, employees in businesses with a culture of inclusion are:


– 12% more likely to expend discretionary effort
– 19% more likely to stay with the business


White paper

One of us

Diversity is bad for business. The fear of being different is not only stifling talent, it’s a primary cause of low productivity. Diversity quotas may be making it onto the strategic...

Read the white paper

One of us?

‘Inclusion’ has long been considered the Robin to ‘Diversity’s’ Batman. It’s time the roles were reversed. Without inclusion, diversity leads to slower decision making, more conflict and increased fragmentation.  Without...

Watch the webinar

The Future of Inclusion

Today’s Diversity & Inclusion leaders from top companies around the globe speak up on the future of inclusion.

Watch the webinar

Who we’ve helped

view all case studies

If you'd like to discover more, please let us know and
we'll make a date with the most suitable Mind Gym
psychologist or other members of the team.

This site uses cookies to give you a better browsing experience. If you press accept, we’ll assume you are happy with this.
For information on how to manage cookies on your browser, please refer to our cookie policy.