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Managing the New Diversity in the Workplace: Cultural evolution makes demographic diversity suspect for creating value, while judicial decisions might rapidly change the compliance landscape. How are ...

Managing the New Diversity in the Workplace: Cultural evolution makes demographic diversity suspect for creating value, while judicial decisions might rapidly change the compliance landscape. How are we to move from a compliance orientation to a business value activism in leveraging the natural strengths and styles as the highest order of diversity for creating value to our shareholders and stakeholders?

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  • 1. Diversity at Work: Fact and Friction P. Quake Pletcher, May 2013 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 1
  • 2. Facts and Friction + + + + What is diversity these days? How is diversity best applied? When does diversity not work well? What tool helps manage diverse teams? 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 2
  • 3. Diversity re-examined Traditional demography diminishing as proxy for diversity. Who is more alike and what does their classification suggest about their work? Race, gender, ethnicity no longer tell us much about what people contribute… if it ever did 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 3
  • 4. Diversity mis-applied Simple tasks benefit from homogeneity When a team is formed to execute a simpler task agenda, diversity doesn’t help Homogeneity can facilitate execution when solutions don’t require innovation, but what kind of homogeneity still might matter 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 4
  • 5. Diversity innovating Complex task teams benefit from diversity Complex tasks benefit from specialized capabilities rubbing against each other Diversity can facilitate innovation sparked from different sources connecting 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 5
  • 6. Diversity fulfilled Diversity value is fulfilled when self and others align on perceived capability Self-awareness is critical, as is demonstration Diversity misaligned is diversity wasted, and likely to be counter-productive 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 6
  • 7. Diversity performing Diversity of style on teams can lead to breakdowns or growth High-performing teams have 6:1 positive to negative feedback ratios Diversity of styles means that feedback can be dangerous if mishandled, even transforming positive feedback delivered into negative feedback consumed 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 7
  • 8. Diversity managed Diversity managed well is not a compliance issue exclusively, it’s a business imperative New diversity accounts for respective styles and strengths appropriately connected In a world where innovation and execution by people drives value, management can’t afford to misuse and misunderstand diversity 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 8
  • 9. Diversity enabled Innate Intention peeqMe focuses on the natural preferences/strengths for individuals peeqMe allows users to identify behaviors and values they intend to display. Over $2B per year is spent on leadership, behavior, and personality assessments Enterprise systems do an excellent job of capturing “What” people did, but struggle to capture “How” people accomplish their work objectives. peeqMe provides a simple profile based on the most popular assessments peeqMe permits users to upload institutional behaviors/competencies, and values. Users have access through the peeqMe mobile app Users can give and get input at the point of experience for review later with mentors, advisors, faculty, management. 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 9
  • 10. PeeqMe’s Smart App Join PeeqMe at peeqMe's beta signup page Successful, Diverse Teams • Promote Innovation, Avoid Storms ‘Read the Room’ with Group views of assessed strengths, style. Social Recognition/Collaboration • Better Team, No Silos Teammates ‘catch each other doing good,’ use talent smarter Engage Gen Y • Open, Connected, Me-focused Mobile app, networked and individualized Signup at www.peeqme.me 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 10