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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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Groupthink is a known evil according to the majority of leadership and decision making literature. Deadlock equally establishes itself as a block for productivity and innovation.
Hack by Gareth Jones on March 20, 2011
Business is a socially manufactured series of behaviors and processes.  Current business practices, guided by capitalist ideologies, which focus on short term profit maximizing approaches and exp
Hack by Catherine Poulter on April 27, 2012
This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification at CIMp.
Story by Luiz Cunha on April 13, 2015
Companies need to ensure that right mix of people with relevant competencies are available at all times for long term survival and growth through sound HR policies and practices.
Human Capital is source of Agility and an important resource to gain competitive advantage for any organization.
Hack by Sasidhar Ravinuthala on January 20, 2011
Susan Cain has spoken about Introverts and the correlation between creativity, innovation, and leadership with introverts.  In a world where corporate leaders demand "butts in seats" in
Hack by bari dzomba on April 2, 2013
When functional heads form alliances such that conformance to this inner circle takes precedence to freedom of expression; organisations will find themselves vulnerable to corruption, static performan
Barrier by LM on October 27, 2010
The agile start-up these days treats everything to do with customers as an experiment.
Hack by David Siegel on July 17, 2013

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