Over the many years of our practical work with Diversity, we have found out that the different concepts and elements that are discussed along with ‘Managing Diversity’ are closely related to the cognitive process, and thus the SORA method. We have finally, in 2009, come to redefine Diversity as The Propelling Potential Principle, through which different strengths and approaches are consciously and thus purposefully utilised by being valued and included.
As an umbrella concept, The Propelling Potential Principle consists of the inter-related elements of differences,open-mindedness and inclusion. Properly combined, these lead to the benefits and value-added base on differences, such as productivity, creativity and synergies. Thus, as comprehensive framework, Diversity can have significant impact beyond the traditional categories of gender, culture, age or disability. The described elements of differences, open-mindedness and inclusion directly relate to the cognitive process and, thus, the SORA method.
This Article is a contribution to: Kag Sanoussi, Le Réflexe Sapiens (2011) Diversité: L’entreprise, peut mieux faire… Le Politique, davantage. Paris, ResPublica
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