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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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Bring the ideas of integrative (not competitive) negotiation to bear as you lead daily and large-scale organizational activities.
Hack by Terri Griffith on June 29, 2011
A shared space to which colleagues are encouraged to post divergent ideas and innovative solutions.
Hack by Silvia Colombo on June 28, 2011
With so much attention on the potential for web 2.0 technologies to “flatten” the organizational hierarchy, and excitement that meritocracy will rule the day, how are the downsides to a flat organizat
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 2, 2011
Using the theory behind existing technologies to change the way organizations manage innovation.
Hack by Amanda Drescher on June 2, 2011
This database is not a “one size fits all” for every organisation.  Itwill not be a “quick fix” answer to solving team dynamics.  This hackwas written with a workforce that already has the n
Hack by Raina Ameer on May 26, 2011
It remains evidentthere are fewer women at senior levels in our organisations.  It has also beenproven time and again that selection decision making is far from the robust,fair meritocracy that i
Hack by Adrian Terry on May 24, 2011
Dear anti-bureaucrats.I've come across a human tech, so to speak, that is straight forward and may enable you to obtain a turbo boost on your skills.
Hack by Michael Scheelhardt on April 16, 2011
Groupthink is a known evil according to the majority of leadership and decision making literature. Deadlock equally establishes itself as a block for productivity and innovation.
Hack by Gareth Jones on March 20, 2011
Manager’s today are often referred to as insincere, uncaring, disconnected, and unsupportive.
Hack by Maria Pinkling on March 16, 2011
All organizations have certain assets or capabilities which can be valuable to non-customers.
Hack by Nancy Joel on March 13, 2011

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