Is Cognitive Diversity On Your Diversity And Inclusion Agenda?

Cognitive diversity” is one way of thinking about #diversityandinclusion; however, the relationship drawn between the #vucaworld and prospect for organizational growth being dependent on more heterogenous teams is something any DEI team or supporting stakeholder group can use to shape the discussion and outcomes of DEI-related programming with Senior Leaders.

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Who’s interested: Primary – CXOs, Senior Leaders and DEI team, Secondary – HR

Takeaways:
– An organization’s ability to grow predictably is directly proportional to its ability to accurately spot growth opportunities and negate operational and competitive threats
– We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world
– There is agreement (McKinsey & Company being one!) that in complex and uncertain environments, creativity and innovation in decision-making is the single greatest determinant of competitive advantage and market-beating performance

ideascape View: “Cognitive diversity” is one way of thinking about #diversityandinclusion; however, the relationship drawn between the #vucaworld and prospect for organizational growth being dependent on more heterogenous teams is something any DEI team or supporting stakeholder group can use to shape the discussion and outcomes of DEI-related programming with Senior Leaders. In our research, the most successful DEI Leaders have been the ones to make a clear linkage of their strategies with a deeper understanding of the external environment and customers their organizations work with.

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