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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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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
We've all heard the term 'talent management' before and seen it used to varying degress of success.  Often it's some mysterious happening that occurs around the boardroom table once a year, requi
Hack by Vicki Caisley on September 28, 2011
Business is a socially manufactured series of behaviors and processes.  Current business practices, guided by capitalist ideologies, which focus on short term profit maximizing approaches and exp
Hack by Catherine Poulter on April 27, 2012
Managers in similar roles in a number of companies—for instance, Brand Executives in three non-competing enterprises—would be working for six months in each of these companies by rotation.
Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011
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 world has changed. The problems that could be solved by Edison, Lister & Einstein have all been solved. Today's world needs collaboration of the best, not competition among the best.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on October 30, 2011
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
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
The agile start-up these days treats everything to do with customers as an experiment.
Hack by David Siegel on July 17, 2013
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

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