by Caroline | Aug 3, 2016 | Balance of masculine feminine, benefits of diversity, better decisions, business value of gender diversity, organizational diversity |
A study two years ago suggested that having women on a team stimulates better results. A more recent study says, “Not so fast.” It suggests a deeper factor — the balance of yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) strengths.
by Caroline | Jun 17, 2014 | benefits of diversity, conforming and authenticity, Diversity and engagement, diversity and inclusion, Engagement, Inclusion, leveraging differences, organizational diversity, value of diversity |
My difference (gender) from the norm at the top of my corporation made me sensitive to diversity issues. In participating in diversity programs and training, I saw how much energy goes into trying to fit in. That lost energy costs creativity and quality. In an inclusive culture, where people feel heard and valued, engagement is higher. Inclusion and engagement drive productivity, innovation and results.
by Caroline | Jan 21, 2014 | appreciating difference, benefits of diversity, Diversity, Diversity and engagement, Inclusion, Inclusive culture, leveraging differences, Organizational culture, organizational diversity |
Organizational diversity exists when there are different “cultural profiles” within the organization. “Culture” refers to values and ways of a certain geography; there are “subsets of culture” and many combinations of these subsets. I provide an instrument that demonstrates the many kinds of difference. Use it to assess your person cultural profile, which profiles are dominant in your organization and the level of organizational diversity. The assessment helps you consider who is “different” from those in power or in the majority. It can help you see what needs to be done to leverage the benefits of diversity — to create an inclusive culture with deep and broad engagement.