The rise of remote work has expanded the talent pool, enabling finance departments and HR teams to find top candidates anywhere around the world. And while it may not be easy to form a globally diverse team, the benefits are often worth the effort.
“There are plenty of studies about how diversity drives better business outcomes,” said Godelieve van Dooren, CEO of South East Asia Growth Markets at Mercer, based in Singapore. “You get different skillsets and therefore more innovation, and you have more balanced teams that can come up with better solutions for a diverse client base. Is it hard work? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes.”
In addition to driving better business outcomes, globally diverse teams, located in different time zones, have the potential to work on projects around the clock, and they’re better positioned to establish a company presence in various hubs around the world.
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