The collective effort of teams is akin to a stick of dynamite. When a team has the right mix of diverse perspectives and the activating fuse of inclusion, the team becomes capable of achieving powerful results. Diverse perspectives without the blasting catalyst of inclusion cannot become dynamic, and an inclusive spark without diversity fizzles uselessly. The dynamic potential of diversity, combined with the necessary spark of inclusion, can create powerful teams who can blast through outmoded ways of working to achieve levels of excellence in problem-solving and innovation, which every organization needs to compete in today’s world.
How exactly do teams with diverse perspectives and inclusive thinking create the explosion of excellence that teams without diversity and inclusion just cannot achieve? The answers to this question are simpler than you might imagine; however, just because the answers are simple, doesn’t mean they are always easy for humans to implement.