Since I was little, I’ve been told to embrace my uniqueness. “There’s only one you in the world!” “Don’t try to be someone you’re not.” “Accept people’s differences.”
Those adages are important—especially for building confidence in kids.
Why, then, do we assume every group or department in our organization should operate as if they aren’t unique or have different creative processes and challenges?
Departments in our companies have varying skills, interests, functions, and weaknesses.
So, each team should be managed according to its unique qualities.
She offers 3 big ideas right off the bat:
- The real magic happens when we celebrate departmental differences.
- Asking people across all functions to behave the same way stifles creativity.
- You have to live and breathe your core values while accepting each team’s diversity.
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