Introverts. Extroverts. Ambiverts. Tomatoes. Tom-ah-toes. Potatoes. Po-tah-toes.

Introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts are all equally powerful super heroes in our lives and our businesses. At BeeHive we know that diversity and inclusion drives up profits. All businesses need all types of personalities. Can you imagine if all businesses were led by the same type of personality? It’d be like middle school cliques all over again. Let’s not go down that path again.

We’ve all seen businesses led by a group with nearly identical personalities and we’ve all seen those businesses crumble. The most recent example that comes to mind is the rapid sale of Victoria Secret after the unsavory acts of its leadership cabal were revealed. 

Remember when you were a kid and a group of kids got together who all thought alike and acted alike? Was that all rainbows and sunshine? Were they looking out for a greater good and not for numero uno? Yeah, I thought so.

Adulthood and the business world at times can feel like middle school. Pepper in diversity and inclusion and watch people blossom, profits soar, and satisfaction increase. 

Whether you think of your inclusion and diversity as a lovely meritage of extrovert, introvert, and ambivert; the Grace to the Frankie; or the keys to your success —- embrace it. 

Diverse ideas, seeing people in different lights, letting people play to their strengths, those are the crucial ingredients in your recipe for success.