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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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This is a multi-dimensional mirror reflection and extension of the co-authored “18 Black Holes” Hack, emerged during Innovating Innovation (In/In) MiX challenge.Therefore it is a live demo of
Hack by Audrey D. on July 17, 2013
The agile start-up these days treats everything to do with customers as an experiment.
Hack by David Siegel on July 17, 2013
If most competitors in an industry only know that one industry well, but Competitor X benefits from the insider ideas, knowledge and history of ten industries in addition to its own, which organizatio
Hack by Alan Gard on July 16, 2013
A MissionMosaic mixes individual stories of staff which mirror a mission value into a coherent whole.
Hack by Olaf Du Pont on June 6, 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
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 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).
Using fluid team structures 1) to promote new serendipitous connections and innovation, 2) to develop people for competencies rather than prescribed roles, 3) to better match those people to business
Hack by Ben Biddle on May 9, 2012
A system to enable company/ groupwide, uncensored,unweighted (higher authority, perceived experts, perceived lack of expertise, etc) 
Hack by Dina Grasko on May 1, 2012

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