Board Diversity: Let's Make It Personal


Board diversity

Let's make it personal

A board seeking diversity will typically consider gender, ethnicity, and professional background. However, a focus on those factors alone may not necessarily result in diversity of thought, which often emanates more from personality. Personality meaning the ways in which a person tends to process information, to interact with others, and to reach decisions. Defined this way, personality may affect board dynamics as much as other composition considerations.

Business Chemistry model

Deloitte has developed a Business Chemistry model, which employs a data-driven approach to measure observable, business-relevant traits and behaviors. The model has been used with boards and executive teams who are seeking increased diversity and are interested in bringing personality into the discussion.

Learn more about how the Business Chemistry defines four broad personalities:

  • Driver
  • Pioneer
  • Integrator
  • Guardian
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