Think Small: Six Ways Global Business Can Promote Inclusion

At the best small companies, inclusion happens naturally. Colleagues are few in number and often just a desk away. Everyone feels like they belong. When it comes to company culture, and especially employee engagement, large companies have to try harder. At service providers like Cognizant, where employees spend a lot of time at client sites, […]

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How Diversity Fuels Innovation

The workforce of the future is unfolding amid an onslaught of digital change that is upending revenue flows, business models and, essentially, how we work. We are slap bang in the middle of a seismic shift for organizations and the people who work for them. Thriving in this era of promise and uncertainty means increasing […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: By the Numbers

Are you greater than the sun that shines on everyone: Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and White, the sun does not discriminate. — Sara Ting, “Sun Poem.” You’ve seen the warning on your rearview mirror: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” The future seems to be approaching faster than ever before. The rise of […]

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It’s Time: Diversity’s Role in Tech

To remain vital and relevant to their customers, most businesses today realize that driving diversity and inclusion throughout their organizations is an imperative. The reasons are clear. Diverse and inclusive teams are able to apply a broader range of knowledge and skills. They’re better at recognizing and solving problems that others may overlook. They’re more […]

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Upskilling Underrepresented Talent for Private and Public Gain

Job displacement is a big topic these days. Whether you believe digital advancements like AI-driven automation will create or destroy jobs, no one can deny that all workers, in any profession, will need to reassess how they can adapt to a new – and likely technologically-enhanced – role. That’s why, amid the seemingly endless barrage […]

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Data-Driven Cultures: Keeping Humans in the Loop

Businesses everywhere are striving to become more data-centric, whether to improve customer experience, develop smarter products and services, or fine-tune decision-making. But while these initiatives rely heavily on technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), developing a successful data-driven culture is not a technology problem to solve. The main ingredient of a […]

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Empowering Women to Thrive through Sponsorship

When Sean Middleton, a senior executive at Cognizant, recently advocated for Irene Sandler, a Vice-President and member of his team, he never thought of it as sponsorship.  He believed he was doing what all good leaders do.  As Sean explains, “I have regular conversations with everyone, asking questions like, ‘What are you doing now?  Where […]

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