Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

Introducing Cognitive Diversity to Purdue Students

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Purdue students have a difficult time with team assignments. Too often, unproductive members of the team drag down productivity and increase the frustration of other members. Until now, Purdue faculty have not had a systematic approach to providing students with the skills to manage complex collaborations. The AEM-Cube(TM) – developed by our European colleagues at Human…

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Visualizing Cognitive Diversity in Teams & Organizations

The last few days we’ve been working closely with our colleagues at Human Insight Ltd to measure and visualize “strategic diversity,” or cognitive diversity in the context of strategic transformation. Complex technical and social challenges demand cognitively diverse teams to design effective strategies and solutions. Together with Human Insight, we can measure strategic diversity at the…

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Strategic Diversity: the 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…

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Strategic Diversity: the 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…

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Strategic Diversity gives practitioners a new tool to maximize impact

We’re rolling out a new tool: Strategic Diversity. Strategic Diversity builds on the idea of the S-Curve. As we discuss in our workshops, an S-Curve is a useful model for thinking about change. One example we frequently use is “your grandparents’ economy” (eg, the heydey of heavy industry) vs. “our grandchildren’s economy” (eg, digital and…

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Measuring Strategic Diversity in Teams

The Lab partners with Human Insight, the developers of AEM Cube, a psychological assessment tool for measuring strategic diversity in teams. Why does this matter? Complexity scientist Scott Page from the University of Michigan explains in this interview and in his book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy. When confronted with complex…

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Lab Introduces Strategic Diversity Assessment to the Foundry

The Lab continues to develop new tools and frameworks to promote agile strategy and open, loosely connected networks. This type of strategy process is different from traditional hierarchical organizations. Network strategy is based on teams. To provide insight in how teams should be formed, the Lab has introduced a new tool to measure strategic diversity…

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What is Strategic Diversity Within a Team?

We start with a simple set of propositions: Designing and executing a complex strategy requires a diverse set of skills that rarely, if ever, reside in any single person. A strategic transformation – accelerating growth or innovation, launching new products, introducing new technologies, forming new partnerships, moving to what’s next — requires a team of…

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