Why Diverse Teams in Social Entrepreneurship Matter
Companies are far more successful and innovative when they have diverse talent. According to Columbia Business School Professor Katherine Phillips, “Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving. Even simply being exposed to diversity can change the way you think.”
Diversity does not just come in the form of gender, religion, age, or race. It also comes about through the way of thinking. Unique voices attribute to a unique company. Unique voices come from differences in background, beliefs, likes, dislikes, heritage, sexual orientation, and all sorts of things. These factor into who you are, how you make decisions, and how you lead your life. Katherine Phillips also says that "when people are brought together to solve problems in groups, they bring different information, opinions, and perspectives.”
The Relay Coworking team couldn't agree more. We believe it's essential to have different opinions in a business, especially a social impact based one, because there is never a right answer. The idea is that when we encounter disagreement from someone who is different from us, it provokes more innovative thoughts and answers.
Relay Coworking is slated to bring together individuals from a multitude of backgrounds. We’ve structured the application process to highlight unique thinkers and problem solvers who represent all walks of life and are tackling a myriad of interest areas. This approach enables us to create a community where each member can find a like-minded collaborator while also being challenged to expand their own ideas and startups.
Apply today to join Relay Coworking and take advantage of Relay's special pre-opening pricing, now through October 1.
$299 for General Membership (normally $325)
$399 for Dedicated Desk (normally $450)
Pre-opening pricing effective for the first 3 months of membership.