Opinion: Gender diversity leads to better science (PNAS)

In this Open Access article, Wullum Nielsen et al. explore the “innovation dividend” that comes from greater diversity. They point out that “maximizing gender diversity’s benefits requires careful management.” As examples, “motivating managers to voluntarily engage in the recruitment and training of underrepresented groups better supports the advancement of women and minorities”, and “Research also demonstrates that women flourish in organizations with high degrees of cross-job communication and nonhierarchical structures.”

This is an important article to anyone who has a responsibility to manage research or working teams.

http://www.pnas.org/content/114/8/1740.long