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fists of various people touching in a circle Research shows that diverse perspectives drive better decision-making, innovation, organizational agility and resilience. (Photo: Shutterstock)

More than one billion people around the world today are living with a disability. What’s more, 80% of disabilities are acquired between the ages of 18 and 64, the prime working years, according to the United Nations. This means that disability inclusion needs to be on leaders’ minds, particularly as leaders continue to rethink the workplace as a result of the pandemic.

In today’s tight labor market, improving disability inclusion is more important than ever because it can help organizations tap into an underleveraged talent pool. It’s good for business in other ways too. Research shows that diverse perspectives drive better decision-making, innovation, organizational agility and resilience.

 

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