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a whole new talent | the intersection of diversity and talent

  1. 1. a whole new talent
  2. 2. #TalentNet @joegerstandt
  3. 3. joegerstandt.com twitter.com/joegerstandtlinkedin.com/in/joegerstandt facebook.com/joegerstandt youtube.com/joegerstandt joegerstandt.com/blog slideshare.net/joeg
  4. 4. kumbaya damnit!
  5. 5. What looks likeresistance isoften a lack ofclarity. -Switch, Dan and Chip Heath
  6. 6. diversity…
  7. 7. diversity… difference
  8. 8. di·ver·si·ty[dih-vur-si-tee]noun, plural –ties1.the state or fact of beingdiverse; difference;unlikeness.2.variety; multiformity.3.a point of difference.
  9. 9. diversity… difference relational
  10. 10. diversity… difference relational takes many forms
  11. 11. identity diversity:Differences in our socialidentities.cognitive diversity:Differences in how we think andsolve problems.
  12. 12. diversity… difference relational takes many forms disruptive
  13. 13. ↑diversity =
  14. 14. ↑diversity =
  15. 15. ↑diversity =↑variance in performancegroups with more diversity perform better or worse than groups with less diversity
  16. 16. difference makes a difference…• “we vs. they” mentality• stereotyping• in-group favoritism• inter-group conflict• satisfaction, performance, turnover all get worse
  17. 17. Group intelligence is not strongly tied to either the average intelligence of the members or the team’s smartest member.-Thomas Malone, MIT Center for CollectiveIntelligence
  18. 18. MBAHarvard University 100 people
  19. 19. team #1 MBAHarvard University 100 people
  20. 20. team #1 MBA Harvard University 100 peopleteam #2
  21. 21. team #1 MBA Harvard University 100 peopleteam #2
  22. 22. team #1 friends withcognitivebenefits MBA Harvard University 100 peopleteam #2
  23. 23. Crowd Error = Average Error - Diversity collective ability is equal parts individual ability and collective difference
  24. 24. These theorems that whensolving problems, diversity can trump ability and that when making predictions diversitymatters just as much as ability are not political statements. They are mathematical truths. -Scott Page
  25. 25. recombine &synthesize
  26. 26. 1+1=3
  27. 27. The extent to which thegroup reflects differences in knowledge, including beliefs, preferences and perspectives. -Miller, et al (1998) Strategic Management Journalcognitive diversity
  28. 28. perspectives Perspectives are ways ofrepresenting situations andproblems, how we organize knowledge.
  29. 29. Without lifting your pencil from the paper, draw exactly four straight,connected lines that will go through all nine dots, but through each dot only once.
  30. 30. who financial strategic tactical people
  31. 31. who earnings diversitymarket share human capital
  32. 32. who get lost get fundingget insurance get lucky
  33. 33. heuristic techniques for problem solving,learning, and discovery; heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution; mental short cuts to ease the cognitive load of making a decision.
  34. 34. please add these numbers…
  35. 35. please add these numbers…1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 =
  36. 36. please add these numbers…1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55
  37. 37. please add these numbers…1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55 …but how did you do it?
  38. 38. Given enougheyeballs, all bugs are shallow. Eric Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar more formally: Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone
  39. 39. inclusion:The actions that we take to include additionaldifference in a process or group.
  40. 40. Inclusion is activist…If you do notintentionally anddeliberatelyinclude, you willunintentionallyexclude. Nohatred required.
  41. 41. Homophily is the tendency ofindividuals to associateand bond with similar others.The presence of homophily hasbeen discovered in a vast arrayof studies. Similarity breedsconnection, social exchangeand even trust.
  42. 42. www.joegerstandt.com joe.gerstandt@gmail.com www.twitter.com/joegerstandtwww.linkedin.com/in/joegerstandtwww.facebook.com/joegerstandt 402.740.7081
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