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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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Collaborating with the Occupy movement enabled our business to develop the tool we needed to acheive the truly flat, transparent, empowered structure we'd always wanted.Management doesn't have to comp
Story by Alanna Krause on December 20, 2013
At Experian Latin America, aiming to systemize innovation as a capability in an increasingly competitive market, we implemented an ideation platform that mirrors our company’s people-oriented ma
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Story by Peter King on June 24, 2013
To increase employee satisfaction, build trust and retain talent during a post-product cycle reorganization (reorg), the Microsoft Lync Test team offered its employees the freedom to choose what they
Story by Dan Bean on December 17, 2011
You probably know people whose mothers loom large - even in their adult lives.  Their every move is slowed by the tugging of apron strings and the daunting consideration of what mother would thin
Story by Julian Birkinshaw on July 6, 2010
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
How a team of innovation rookies stretched their imagination and found an unexpected solution from an unexpected partner.  
Story by Alberto Blanco on March 15, 2014
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

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