Access to affordable, quality healthcare is a core aspect of workplace benefits packages and of wellbeing overall. As with many things in American life, however, race often factors into how accurate and high-quality that care truly is.
It’s a known disparity: the proportion of racial and ethnic minority groups represented on company boards is significantly lower than their proportions in the population as a whole. Although the latest data shows notable gains, there is still a wide gap to close – for some groups more than others.
We’re accustomed to hearing “bias” and immediately having a negative perception. While it can have a number of adverse effects, when bias is appropriately recognized and leveraged, it has the potential to open doors to a more potent leadership model and a more diverse, inclusive organization.