Today is the eighth installment of a new series for the Global Voice Blog. At the end of each week I will be posting a Cultural Quick Tip to promote broader thinking on the company and individual levels. These tips, along with their accompanying action steps, are meant to encourage everyone to work more effectively in a diverse workplace.
The Art of Discovery
Legend has it that coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed that his goats were too active to sleep when they ate beans from a coffee bush.
Sometimes the best discoveries come about by accident and in places we wouldn’t expect. High functioning organizations are those that pay attention to the ideas percolating at all levels of the organization, rather than focusing solely on key decision makers.
When an organization seeks a diversity of ideas, it needs to be open to insights from everyone, no matter what their role in the organization.
Establish a corporate value that invites creativity and “coffee” ideas from all corners of the organization.
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