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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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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
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
 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
I'm still reeling from the aha moment that shot through me at 2.30am this morning.The Bolt from the Blue: Gary Hamel is more than right, he is absolutely, utterly, unerringly bang on and no s
Hack by Jim Wilkes on April 11, 2013
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
Few companies organize to walk multiple paths to re-invent themselves.Note : if you have a stimulated feeling of  "Deja Vu", it is a fair statement, driven by re-formulation techniquesInnovation
Story by César Awad on December 29, 2012
There are many good people out there who are trying to do something about the woeful state of the strong wool industry.  Synthetics have spanked wool in the market place in price and promotion, y
Hack by Angela McFetridge on December 8, 2012
The Finance Innovation Lab is a place where people can bring their good ideas about how to change the financial system and do something positive with them.The Lab was launched in 2008, in the wake of
Story by Ilana Taub on May 11, 2012
The biggest problem of capitalism is that's not enough people are working on the capitalism's biggest problem: the lack of innovation (as counter-intuitive as it sounds).

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