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Why Should Anyone Work Here? by Gareth Jones, Rob Goffee

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Chapter 1

Let People Be Themselves

Amplifying Difference Instead of Minimizing It

Look around your organization, at the people with whom you interact every day. What do you see? Does your workplace reflect a relative balance of males and females in leadership positions? A healthy range of diversity in terms of age, skin color, religious conviction, culture, or/and sexual orientation? Yes? Before you congratulate yourself on how diverse your workplace is, what if we told you it might not be diverse enough—or at least not in the ways that matter most?

To attract the best people and succeed as a business, the authentic organization of the future will need to foster environments where creativity and innovation are at a premium, employees feel engaged ...

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