Posted 1.30.15Solange Charas, PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems '14, discusses the importance of board diversity and steps organizations can take to improve.
Solange Charas's research as a PhD student in the Weatherhead PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems analyzed why some boards soar while others flail and what companies can do to create successful teams for better financial performance.
Her research suggests that improving a team's collective intelligence, or "TQ," can increase the company's bottom-line performance. Building a team with better gender balance and one that more closely reflects a company's consumer base can contribute to increasing that company's bottom line.
Read more about Charas's research in the article, "How to Change the Ratio of Women on Boards" by Lydia Dishman on FastCompany.com.
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