Last week I talked about how we need to learn how to see each other as human and put systems in place to break our patterns of tribalism in the workplace.
We’re so locked into old ideas about how we need everyone on our teams to fit into our corporate culture, that we filter out any possibility for new thinking or new perspectives. We stifle our ability to innovate as leaders, as teams and as organizations, because while we say we want diversity of thought we actually hire and reward conformity of thought.
This is a remnant from the age of standardization, when the business defined the individual and functioned best when we all just did what we were told in the box we were given. But that’s no longer a good strategy in our current age of personalization.