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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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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
 My name is Edgar Romero, I am from Caracas in Venezuela, but I graduated last year from college in New York City, and I would like to share a story about my last two years in school.  
Story by Edgar Romero on May 8, 2013
Knowing is key to making decisions. Knowing is the foundation of the trust you need to build trust with others.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 24, 2015
First Line Manager: The Possible of the ImpossibleIf the Wright brothers could have made a jet; we would not have a biplane.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 22, 2013
The Chief Executive Officer of my Company said, “Our customer must be in the center of everything we do.” I am not sure the company’s first line managers are acting on this statement.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 1, 2016
Our relationship with others is often determined by boundaries found in virtually all organizations: demographic, geographic, horizontal, vertical or stakeholder.
Story by Stephen Remedios on June 3, 2013
Founding angels act as the driving force for the foundation of new start-ups by supporting scientists from the generation of the idea to the building up of a company.
Story by Gunter Festel on May 20, 2010
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

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