Diversity – A Blessing or a Curse?

Diversity at the workplace is a widely discussed topic. It is a well-known fact that diversity is a good thing and brings the best out of teams. At the same time, we also recognize that this same diversity causes misunderstandings and conflicts. So is diversity a valuable asset, or is it a huge risk after all?

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Building on Diversity Matters!

There are many good reasons for companies to increase gender diversity in their work force. Increased gender diversity can be a business boost in addition to being socially “the right thing to do”. The potential positive impacts apply to individual organizations and to a nation. Organizations succeed when they make the best use of all the skills available, whatever the background of the individuals (age, gender, education etc.)

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Innovation Track: The Human Touch of Innovation

Ville Karkiainen, Director of Culture and Transformation Programs at Hay Group, will use IDEO as a showcase of how Creativity and Design Thinking are used to transform customer experience. Ville goes beyond product design and demonstrates the actual process behind Innovation while providing insights to some of the “organisational” pre-requisites for implementing an Innovation culture within organizations.

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Simplifying, realizing projects without hassle

In addition to sharing his presentation (posted earlier), Jan-Peter Bogers made a special contribution for this occasion: A translated summary of his book “Simplifying, realizing projects without hassle”. The summary gives the reader a wealth of tools and approaches to overcoming challenges in projects caused by hassle, or unnecessary complexity, and can be accessed through the following link:

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