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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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The annual reports of many publicly listed entities proudly state that people are their greatest assets.
Hack by Kevin Turner on March 1, 2011
We need to reduce the amount of rules used in the world of management in order to promote people's judgment and practical wisdom.
Hack by Elad Sherf on May 27, 2010
Several years ago, Company X moved away from having part-time employees in their operations and customer support departments.
Story by Josh Harrington on September 19, 2010
We are living in a changing environment that demands that organisations develop their people to be innovative and flexible to succeed.
Hack by Daniel Henderson on September 26, 2011
If most competitors in an industry only know that one industry well, but Competitor X benefits from the insider ideas, knowledge and history of ten industries in addition to its own, which organizatio
Hack by Alan Gard on July 16, 2013
The last 50 years economies have evolved from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy which brings us to the latest economy which is known as the creative economy.
Hack by Pieter du Plooy on October 1, 2011
One of the most incredible initiatives in terms of organizational transformation I've ever seen is the one carried out by groups all over the world like Pallapuas (hospital clowns).
Story by Francisco Boerr on May 6, 2010
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) uses an innovative meeting process to quickly access the most untapped resource in almost every company, and then uses that resource to transf
Story by Rod Collins on June 1, 2010
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

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