10 Ways Good Diversity Management Can Foster Innovation #1

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In this business era of speed, competition and globalization, innovation rules all.  You never know where the next great product, process or profit builder will originate. Good Diversity Management and Culturally Intelligent Leadership can make the difference between repeatedly hearing mediocre ideas from the same people, or mining the hidden genius in your organization for breakthrough ideas. Conversely, not knowing…

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The Biggest Problem With The Perception Of Diversity

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Diversity is proactive and always imperative. It does not only become important when there is a discrimination complaint. That’s one reason why we talk about diversity and inclusion because diversity in organizations is often just based on what is visible, or on only one dimension of an employee’s background.  This doesn’t allow room for what people bring to the organization…

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25 Ways to Measure How Well You Manage Diversity

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Traits of a Diverse Organization 1- Everyone is seen, as part of the organization’s diversity and the goal is to make everyone’s needs and concerns a part of the mainstream diversity effort. 2- Top management endorses and actively champions the company’s diversity initiatives. 3- A diverse organization’s culture is based on inclusion and not just on representation. 4- There are…

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Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Action #6- Get Out Of Your Own Head

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To Practice Diversity and Inclusion Leadership, Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Head If you are in conflict with another person, or disagree on an issue, put yourself in their position. Imagine the world from their vantage point, and experiences, and not  from your own. You’ll be better able to understand the reason for their behavior, viewpoint or feeling.  This will…

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Diversity Management-Let Go of Labels

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Inclusionist Action #2  Let go of the label  Think of someone that you labeled based on another person’s comment. How did you treat that person because of that label. When you find yourself affixing a label on someone, ask yourself “what if I’m wrong.” Next time your friend or family member labels someone you haven’t met, make a decision to…

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Beyond Theory- Putting Diversity Management Into Action

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 Here is an action you can take to leverage diversity and prevent biased thinking. Inclusionist Leadership Action #1 Be conscious of your visceral reaction or any thoughts or judgements you have about the next 3 people you see.  What story immediately comes to mind without a second thought? Notice their age, clothing, skin color, age and any other visible characteristics at…

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