Once an organization is diverse, inclusive and has equity, business results and workplace satisfaction will improve. It is more rewarding to work with people who have the goal in common but come at the task or question from uncommon angles. Great teams strive towards the same goal adhering to the same values, but they differ greatly in viewpoint, world view, constitution, background and gender.
Set clear, specific, ambitious and achievable goals. Measure and follow up regularly. Give credit and act with resolve. Zack Urlocker and Marten Mickos discuss performance management: a key function of a successful company.