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|The Derby House Principles|
THE DERBY HOUSE PRINCIPLES*
Diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. They are the hard-and-fast principles guiding how we will build our teams, cultivate leaders and create a community that supports everyone in it. No one should ever feel excluded or less welcome because of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, or background. Experience and social science have shown that diversity can generate better results, in analysis, insight, and professional decision-making.
As professional gamers we are committed to the Derby House Principles:
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|Diversity and Decision Making Information|
There is good evidence from Social Science that a diverse group generates better results, so we aren't just talking about justice, we are talking about achieving more across the board. We have diverse participants from all over the world and we firmly believe that this makes for a more informed debate, better games and more accurate results.
For more information please read the McKinsey&Company Report here. This shows a statistically significant relationship between a more diverse leadership team and better financial performance.
In his book about The Wisdom of Crowds, James Surowiecki identifies the importance of diversity and independence of thought in group decision making. A summary of the book is here.
The Deloitte Review Report details how performance can be improved by diversity, and how leaders can ensure it doesn't end up as a pointless box-ticking exercise.
The UK Games Industry Census here contains interesting detail on diversity in computer games, including job roles, nationality, education and mental health in addition to the more usual metrics.