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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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95 Hacks
7 Barriers

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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Meetings to brainstorm ideas for ways forward, innovation, or solving business problems typically take place in a conference room.
Hack by Alberto Blanco on July 15, 2011
We've all heard the term 'talent management' before and seen it used to varying degress of success.  Often it's some mysterious happening that occurs around the boardroom table once a year, requi
Hack by Vicki Caisley on September 28, 2011
Build and foster shared learning environments where employees can openly share knowledge, best-practices and tools.
Hack by Malte Holm on April 16, 2010
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
Decision-makers. Executive teams. Champions. These groups are vital to making change work. However, if you don’t include the larger group, you miss out.
Hack by Tricia Emerson on January 20, 2011
A former colleague at Politécnica Engineering School has a very successful career - beginning as a trainee at a big German automotive company in Brazil currently he is the CEO of the same company for
Story by Miguel Sacramento on May 1, 2010
Narconia is an online community that seeks to connect creative individuals with other skilled people and resources. Through us, a creator of a project can reward passionate contributors w
Hack by Robert Roufail on September 3, 2011
Some organizations tend to move from corporate offices to the field so corporate middle management lack field experience to create policies that are applicable to the reality of operation.Seems to me
Barrier by Juan Luis Gonzalez on June 2, 2010
The idea is that employees no longer work according to the job descriptions, but they bid for each task.
Hack by Fanfeng Si on November 30, 2010
One elephant in the room is bad meetings. Managers spend approximately 50% of their time in meetings and they consistently report that 50% of that time is wasted.
Hack by Bob Wiele on October 15, 2010

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