Strategy, growth, and innovation are team sports, not solo ventures. Complex undertakings like these require a variety of ideas, mindsets, and areas of expertise to achieve results. This required variety doesn’t rest within the mind or experiences of an individual. Groups, organizations, and even groups of organizations have a much better chance of designing the complex solutions needed to address complex challenges. We call this kind of diversity, which encompasses individuals with different cognitive approaches, strategic diversity.
In partnership with our colleagues at Human Insight, Ltd. we can measure strategic diversity at the individual, team, and organization level using an assessment tool called the AEM-Cube ™. The acronym “AEM” is a derived from the methodology’s three core dimensions – Attachment, Exploration, and Management of Complexity. The ‘Cube’ in the name refers to the fact that these dimensions can be portrayed in a three-dimensional space.
Individuals and teams charged with growth transformation challenges as well as those working on strategy design and execution can benefit greatly from a Strategic Diversity Assessment: management and executive teams, innovation and teams, teams involved with mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, and teams of public officials designing or executing complex collaborations. Many organizations find an enterprise-wide assessment helpful.
Scott both administers the AEM-Cube, conducts Strategic Diversity workshops to help people understand and interpret the results. To learn more about how you can benefit from these powerful tools connect with us here.