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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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The Deliberatorium is a software tool designed to help organizations better harvest the knowledge and incorporate the perspectives of their members to identify solutions for complex problems, avoiding
Hack by Mark Klein on June 30, 2011
How we identified a 10-15 % productivity improvement potential among knowledge and interaction workers by using dedicated IT-tools and progressive management philosophies to enable and empower employe
Story by Mårten Keijser on June 9, 2013
Using personal and social networks (Web 2.0) to invigorate and motivate others to achieve dramatic results in a very short period of time.
Story by Raymond Campbell on January 13, 2011
Narconia is an online community that seeks to connect creative individuals with other skilled people and resources. Through us, a creator of a project can reward passionate contributors w
Hack by Robert Roufail on September 3, 2011
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
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
This article has been written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification credential at iVia: a program founded by Notre Dame University, Whirlpool Corporation and Bea
Story by Raymond Tilkens on October 30, 2014

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