Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing: A Case for Board Diversity

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In 1985, Jeffrey Pfeffer suggested that workers prefer working with those similar to themselves, and that when forced into a diverse work environments, workers have lower job performance and lower job satisfaction. He argued that workers who are of similar age, have a similar level of education, and are the same gender, feel more cohesive and work better together. Since then, racial, ethnic, and other demographics of the pool of potential workers in the United States have changed dramatically.

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