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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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95 Hacks
7 Barriers

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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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.
CEO's and high level managers are often detached from 'the work floor' and may be surrounded by people who hesitate to criticize them.
Barrier by Mireille Jansma on June 21, 2010
Some organizations tend to move from corporate offices to the field so corporate middle management lack field experience to create policies that are applicable to the reality of operation.Seems to me
Barrier by Juan Luis Gonzalez on June 2, 2010
A method of solving dilemmas and problems that involves communications and iteration to reach better solutions and commitment to those solutions.
Story by Brian Hurley on June 2, 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
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
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
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
A former colleague at Politécnica Engineering School has a very successful career - beginning as a trainee at a big German automotive company in Brazil currently he is the CEO of the same company for
Story by Miguel Sacramento on May 1, 2010

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