If you are reading our posts this week, you grasp that we are finding jewels in the Harvard Business Review. Articles are often long; we are all quite busy, so chunk it. Read it in chunks — it is written so you can do that. This is the IBM story and from a CEO who was willing to shake things up in 1993!
Throughout are sprinkled terrific ‘how to’s’ that Gerstner and his executive staff implemented to meet the goal of diversity — a business strategy. They were ahead of most of us — thinking into the future.
“But diversity at IBM is about more than expanding the talent pool. When I asked Gerstner what had driven the success of the task forces, he said, “We made diversity a market-based issue.…It’s about understanding our markets, which are diverse and multicultural.””