An effective global diversity initiative requires a structure or tool that facilitates the flow of information and personal expertise. It necessitates a reciprocal exchange of intellectual capital between the global organization and the local communities. Global companies have recognized this need by including the concept of "diversity of thought" in their list of diversity descriptors, but generally they focus on individuals. Few mechanisms permit the actual transfer of diversity of thought on a macro or global level. In its absence, corporate scorecards continue to validate success by communicating statistics and programs primarily related to the internal and external dimensions of diversity, specifically ...

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