Despite hearing the saying over and over in our lifetime, it’s not true that great minds think alike. In fact, it’s dangerous, yet we have a hardwired bias to seek out people who think just like us.
The workplace needs people with diverse ways of thinking to avoid:
✨ Group think
✨ Head nodders
To introduce diversity of thought into your team and business consider:
💡 Cognitively diverse people: diversity in perspective
💡 Neuro-diverse people: diversity in brain function
For businesses to remain leaders in the market, they must have strong skills and capabilities in their ability to innovate, approach and solve problems, and respond to change. These capabilities are strengthened and realised through the organisation’s most valuable asset – its employees.
To what extent is cognitive diversity and neuro-diversity on your D&I agenda?
Is employing for ‘culture-fit’ thwarting your pursuit of diversity and inclusion?
Great minds think differently!
If you liked this blog, also see Justine's post on Diversity and Inclusion on the same theme.