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Capture the advantages of diversity

“Organizational adaptability depends on individuals whose views don’t cluster around the mean.”

Diversity is not only essential for the survival of a species, it is also a prerequisite for long-term corporate viability. Organizations that don’t embrace and exploit a diversity of experiences, values, and capabilities will be unable to generate a rich variety of ideas, options, and experiments—the essential ingredients of strategic renewal. Future management systems must value diversity, disagreement, and divergence at least as highly as they do conformance, consensus, and cohesion.

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Capture the advantages of diversity

“Organizational adaptability depends on individuals whose views don’t cluster around the mean.”

Diversity is not only essential for the survival of a species, it is also a prerequisite for long-term corporate viability. Organizations that don’t embrace and exploit a diversity of experiences, values, and capabilities will be unable to generate a rich variety of ideas, options, and experiments—the essential ingredients of strategic renewal. Future management systems must value diversity, disagreement, and divergence at least as highly as they do conformance, consensus, and cohesion.

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Once upon a time there was a successful leader. Each day on his way from the metro to the office, he passed under a bridge where homeless people were seeking shelter from the rain and the cold.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on September 13, 2016
 A newly appointed general manager (GM) managed to turn an unsuccessful company and not only achieving an unmatched level of performance, however he also created a trust culture in the workplace.
Story by Jacobus Tolken on October 4, 2011
At the centre of innovation are people in all their forms; however, much of the references to people being at the heart of our organisations pay lip-service to what it truly means to realise a people-
Story by Ian Fergus on June 10, 2013
The race is on. All around me, the others are starting to move in the same direction.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on December 13, 2016
Few stats may highlight the opportunities for North Americanorganizations expanding abroad than this one: 43% of Chinese consumers strongly agree that they trust foreign brands over their own
Story by Bryan Pearson on November 29, 2011
For 43 years, the Center for Creative Leadership has dedicated itself to the research and teaching of leadership across the world.
Story by Stephen Remedios on June 11, 2013
The numerous apps that are available on our smartphones help to simplify our lives and maintain life fluency.
Story by Samantha Robin on May 14, 2019
As a response to poor customer, employee, government and community feedback to the banking sector in the 1990s, Westpac, one of the top listed companies in Australia, adopted a busine
Story by Suzanne Young on May 9, 2012
This article has been written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification credential at iVia: a program founded by Notre Dame University, Whirlpool Corporation and Bea
Story by Raymond Tilkens on October 30, 2014

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