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Disability as a source of competitive advantage

June 24, 2023
Diversity & Inclusion

In recent years many companies have become sensitized to the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. But in most organizations, DEI initiatives focus largely on gender and ethnicity. A group that has received less attention is people with disabilities, and that has led to disparities in the workplace. In the United Kingdom, for example, the employment rate for people with some form of disability (who make up 20% of the working-age population) is just 53%, far less than the 81% rate for people without disabilities.

A version of this article appeared in the July–August 2023 issue of Harvard Business Review. READ MORE

by Luisa Alemany and Freek Vermeulen


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