Strategic Diversity: Powered by AEM-Cube
Strategy is a team sport, not a solo venture. Complex challenges require complex solutions and complex solutions simply don’t rest within the mind or experiences of an individual. Groups, organizations, and even groups of organizations have a much better chance of designing the complex solutions needed to address complex challenges. We call this kind of diversity, which encompasses individuals with different cognitive approaches, strategic diversity.
In partnership with our colleagues at Human Insight, Ltd. we can measure strategic diversity at the individual, team, and organization level using an assessment tool called the AEM-Cube ™. The acronym “AEM” is a derived from the methodology’s three core dimensions – Attachment, Exploration, and Management of Complexity. The ‘Cube’ in the name refers to the fact that these dimensions can be portrayed in a three-dimensional space.
Individuals and teams charged with growth transformation challenges as well as those working on strategy design and execution can benefit greatly from a Strategic Diversity Assessment: organizational and political leaders, and teams, management and executive teams, teams involved with mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, and teams of public officials designing or executing complex collaborations. Many organizations find an enterprise-wide assessment helpful.
The Agile Strategy Lab both administers the AEM-Cube, conducts Strategic Diversity workshops to help people understand interpret the results, and trains individuals so that they can become Certified Strategic Diversity Analysts to administer and interpret the instrument themselves.
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