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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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PERFORMANCE

ENCOURAGE DIVERSITY

Jonathan Gifford

DIVERSITY IN ANY ecosystem is essential to its survival: the different adaptations of various organisms within the system allow some to flourish when changing conditions condemn others to decline.

Organizations must encourage diversity, in terms of the people that they employ and the systems that they operate, to help them to adapt to increasingly rapid rates of change.

The idea

When the intelligence centre at Bletchley Park was set up in the UK during World War II to decode enemy ciphers, it recruited people from a wide range of backgrounds, including mathematicians, chess champions, linguists ...

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