Celebrating Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

Consumers can have access to an incredible diversity of goods that may have been produced anywhere in the world. While, in theory, global trade will create greater product diversity, in practice it sometimes creates greater homogeneity. But by communicating with people of diverse backgrounds, we quickly learn that negative ethnic stereotypes are invalid. Open communication can lead to a world where diversity is celebrated and the ethnic hatred and violence is reduced.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

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David Livermore on “Driven by Difference”: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

David Livermore has written ten books on global leadership and cultural intelligence including Leading with Cultural Intelligence and his newest release, Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity, which further addresses the practical ways to leverage diversity to fuel innovation.

Three Millennial Mindsets to Embrace and Encourage

Strategy Driven

Within this collaborative mindset is a new diversity of perspectives and ideas. Technology and platforms are used to collaborate in expanded ways, requiring good virtual skills for facilitation, listening, and engagement. What drives leadership performance?

Lessons from Yelp’s Empirical Approach to Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Beginning in 2013, a handful of tech companies (including Yelp, where some of us work, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook) began to research and release data on the diversity of their workforces. Second, having a diverse set of employees would help Yelp to customize its services for its diverse set of users. Yelp now sets explicit targets for diversity. Our aim is to bring a base of evidence for tackling the diversity problem in tech.

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Great Leadership By Dan

New DDI research explores leadership differences between men and women and makes the case for gender diversity in the workplace. The research also provides a snapshot view and analysis of gender diversity across countries and industries. DDI differences diversity gender leaders

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

Harvard Business Review

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Part of the problem is that “diversity” and “inclusion” are so often lumped together that they’re assumed to be the same thing. In the context of the workplace, diversity equals representation.

Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals. This diversity calendar is being made [.].

10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

3) Encourage healthy debate and diversity of thought , opinion, and perspective. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. In an increasingly connected, technologically savvy, and fast-paced world, difference is the new normal.

Diversity Efforts Fall Short Unless Employees Feel That They Belong

Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade, technology companies and their leaders have launched diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, hoping to make employees of all backgrounds and experiences feel welcome in our industry. Diversity Organizational culture Managing people Digital Article

The Costs of Not Bridging the Gap Between Generations

Strategy Driven

Marc Robertson, MBA, is the founder and president of NewSkills USA and has more than 25 years of experience in the media, entertainment, and technology industries. It is now commonplace to hear stories of Boomer and GenX managers having difficulty managing Millennials in the workplace.

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Diversity Policies Don’t Help Women or Minorities, and They Make White Men Feel Threatened

Harvard Business Review

companies spend millions annually on diversity programs and policies. Mission statements and recruitment materials touting companies’ commitment to diversity are ubiquitous. In terms of increasing demographic diversity, the answer appears to be not reall y.

Making Intel More Diverse

Harvard Business Review

Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the largest such investment yet by a technology company. Diversity Hiring Employee retention Leadership development AudioThe goal is to make Intel’s U.S. workforce mirror the talent available in the country by 2020.

Women and the economy: an opportunity for growth

Strategy Driven

Women are historically underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The precedent as to how women can best seize the diverse opportunities created by the new economy is constantly being set and reset. Diversity & Inclusion breaking through diversity and inclusion gender inequality Martine Liautaud strategydriven women initiative foundationOne of the most strategic challenges remains inexplicably a black hole.

Turn the Pressures of Technology into Potential

Harvard Business Review

Digital technology is full of paradox, yet we often tend to under-emphasize or even ignore the paradoxes — often looking at either technology’s problems or its promises, rarely examining both at the same time. But it’s only when we explore both that we gain new insight into what will truly help us harness technology’s economic value. First, digital technology infrastructures systematically, significantly, and globally drive down barriers to entry. Technology

The Unintended Consequences of Diversity Statements

Harvard Business Review

Pro-diversity messages are everywhere, whether you’re searching for a job, playing soccer , or watching the Oscars. Their point is simple: Diversity is good and we need more of it. In the business world, for example, we know that more-diverse groups tend to be more innovative , creative , hard-working , and better at solving problems. The thinking, presumably, is that such statements will increase the diversity of their applicant pool and ultimately of their workforce.

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business Review

The flap has women and men in tech — and elsewhere — wondering what their colleagues really think about diversity. Damore’s memo echoes this view, decrying “hiring practices which can effectively lower the bar for ‘diversity’ candidates.” Yet male lawyers are about four times less likely to believe that women have unfair advantages, or that pursuing diversity will hurt their profession. (In Gender Technology Digital Article

Can Lending Technology Revive America???s Small Businesses?

Harvard Business Review

Small businesses are also instrumental to our innovation economy; small firms produce 13 times more patents per employee than larger firms and employ more than 40% of high technology workers in America. The potential of new technology to fill the gaps in small business lending is high.

How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Generational mindsets and preferences about work and leadership are extremely unique to this era, especially given the technology advances of the last few decades. Most diversity topics are off-limits for poking fun.

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap

Harvard Business Review

She probably hears a lot about diversity initiatives from the leadership of her company, but she probably has precious little to show it, save a smattering of diversity days, mentoring programs, employee advocacy groups, and other gender programs. The good news is that all this is changing, driven in large part by technology. And those that continue to drive lots of activity but little progress on diversity? What is the experience of a woman in corporate America today?

Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. I’ll take it one step further – I can’t really think of any issue that should be argued or decided solely on the merits of diversity. of virtually every diversity segment.

Technology Isn’t Enough to Empower Employees, Even in a Digital World

Harvard Business Review

How technology is changing the way we work. Increasingly, this element is becoming an essential foundation for leveraging digital technologies and impacting business performance. Change management Organizational culture Information & technology Collaboration Article

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Attention Leaders: Five Attitudes to Take to work in 2014

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, with that in mind, here are five attitudes that I think will be necessary for business leaders to take, in achieving success in 2014 and beyond: Attitude # 1: Diversity is not a black and white subject ~ There are a myriad of distinctions between human beings.

What It Will Take to Make the Tech Industry More Diverse

Harvard Business Review

In fact, for women, the technology gender gap seems to be getting bigger, not smaller. Gender Race Education Talent management Technology Digital ArticleIt’s no secret that the hallways and cubicles of the tech industry aren’t exactly overflowing with female faces.

2012 Women in Business and the Gender Gap Research and Statistics

Women on Business

Let’s hope the numbers continue to change for the positive in 2013 so companies hire and promote powerful, diverse teams and leaders. Women in Technology. Men and Women Corporate Directors Disagree on Boardroom Diversity.

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Attention Leaders: Five Attitudes to Take to work in 2013

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, with that in mind, here are five attitudes that I think will be necessary for business leaders to take, in achieving success in 2013 and beyond: Attitude # 1: Diversity is not a black and white subject ~ There are a myriad of distinctions between human beings. Attitude is a big deal.

Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Lead from Within

When we invest in leadership for the future we need to ensure that we can keep up, both with technology and with increasing levels of interconnection and interdependence. Invest in Diversity. Leaders at every level understand that the world is changing, and changing rapidly.

Want a Team to be Creative? Make it Diverse

Harvard Business Review

Diversity is the crucial element for group creativity. Innovation teams tasked with creating new products or technologies or iterating existing ones need tension to produce breakthroughs, and tension comes from diverse points of view. Assembling and managing diverse teams is hard work. And sometimes the necessary diverse view is one that isn't way outside the norm: it can be right there in front of you.

When Business Models Trump Technology

Harvard Business Review

But drip irrigation is not a new technology, it has been around for over 120 years, and many companies have developed and marketed it. The reason is a problem common to almost all new technology adoptions.

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

Tolerance for diverse opinion. Those with a philosophical leaning have a greater tolerance for diverse opinion because they are curious about ideas; where they come from and their potential for useful application. I was having a conversation with my son the other day.

Philosophy and the Corporate Boardroom

You're Not the Boss of Me

Tolerance for diverse opinion. Those with a philosophical leaning have a greater tolerance for diverse opinion because they are curious about ideas; where they come from and their potential for useful application. I was having a conversation with my son the other day.

Advanced Analytics Are Crucial to Digital Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business Review

Core technologies such as cloud, mobility, modern applications, and networks continue to evolve. Read more from DXC Technology: Digital Transformation Is Racing Ahead and No Industry Is Immune. The maturation of technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced neural networks, coupled with a boundless supply of data and new ways of interacting with systems, is creating entirely new capabilities and opportunities.

The danger in over-personalization

ReThink HR

While the internet, social networking, RSS feeds, Android, Apple and other social technologies allow us as individuals and companies to gain access to information that we lacked access to previously; that same technology has locked us into our own interest, essentially taking away our awareness to different streams, feeds and… Different Ideas! Diversity Innovation Life Organizational Development Eli Pariser Marcus Buckingham ReThinkHR Stand Out TED The Filter Bubble

Why Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers

First Friday Book Synopsis

conducted by HCL Technologies Certification magazine Christopher Groening Consumer Reports survey Diversity Executive magazine Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers job satisfaction is a key driver of higher customer satisfaction and repeat business make your employees happy and they’ll make your customers happy MedfiaTec Mike Prokopeak Talent Management magazine online The Journal of Service Research TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines University of Missouri

3 Keys To Successfully Leading Today’s Evolving Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

But is this really the best way for leaders to guide their organizations which employ a growing multicultural, multi-ethnic makeup thanks to shifting demographics, not to mention communication technologies that allow for collaborative efforts to stretch past conventional geographical boundaries? The real challenge in today’s global and increasingly diverse workforce is how do you empathize with those who express diametrically opposite opinions?

3 Keys To Successfully Leading Today’s Evolving Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

But is this really the best way for leaders to guide their organizations which employ a growing multicultural, multi-ethnic makeup thanks to shifting demographics, not to mention communication technologies that allow for collaborative efforts to stretch past conventional geographical boundaries? The real challenge in today’s global and increasingly diverse workforce is how do you empathize with those who express diametrically opposite opinions?

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

Harvard Business Review

How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology. If the process of using an ATM had been invented today, with the blockchain as a state-of-the-art database technology as an option, we would most likely not need an administrative entity like VISA to manage the process. Instead, the technology itself would do the heavy lifting of uniting the interests and business processes of the member banks. How technology is transforming transactions.

Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals. This diversity calendar is being made [.] Related posts: Free diversity calendar from the CIPD 2010 All change for the CIPD – #cipd12 CIPD offer technology for networking at Harrogate. Date Human Resources & Talent Management CIPD date diversity

Overcome Your Biases and Build a Great Team

Harvard Business Review

But there is a deeper lesson to my story that I hope will help others build exceptional, and exceptionally diverse, teams. Recognize that a diverse leadership team delivers superior long-term performance. Commitment to diversity is a journey and it takes time.

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The Best Entrepreneurs Think Globally, Not Just Digitally

Harvard Business Review

This globality phenomenon is itself surprisingly global: the Berlin and Beijing startup scenes, for example, appear almost as technologically transnational as Boston’s and the Bay Area’s. Technology Globalization Diversity Digital Article