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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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Enlist a small group of employees to volunteer in an external, community-related project to demonstrate how collaboration and community can solve real world problems for individual and organizational
Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 19, 2011
People and the WWW share common “deep values.”   Sandwiched in between are Management 1.0 (& aspiring 2.0) Organizations and Software Applications that ride the www.&nbs
Hack by Deb Krizmanich on July 18, 2011
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
Blueprint for Impact is an open innovation platform that provides a systematic way to break down society's challenges into a set of measurable goals and actionable steps - an “agenda for action”.
Hack by Peggy Liu on December 15, 2011
Co-Authored By Deb Kemper
Attentiveness and effort are advantageous for realizing coherent, consistent visual intentions – reinforcing and driving the business enterprise mission and message.Organizational and procedural struc
Hack by John Roth on January 25, 2014
Bring the ideas of integrative (not competitive) negotiation to bear as you lead daily and large-scale organizational activities.
Hack by Terri Griffith on June 29, 2011
The road sign reads "Paradigm Shift Ahead" Around the corner is the oncoming shift.We will exit roads named Bigger, Bigger Business, Bigger House, Bigger Car, Bigger Portions (have you noticed th
Hack by Anne Perschel on July 1, 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

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