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Diversity on Demand

It pays to have women at the top

I want to share an article I read today as today is International Womens Day. It is useful because it shows, for your consideration, the categories where we observe pay and wealth inequity between men and women.  This inequity need not persist. Governments, businesses and individuals need to be willing to address this issue.  The data here shows that women are undervalued at all stages of their working life.

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Corporate transformation

CEO’s today work in a very different environment to that of the CEO of yesterday.  Today’s business platform is dynamic and rapidly changing.  In this short video CEO Ben Verwaayen sums up the Philosophy behind BDCMI's Diversity on demand module. Innovation is necessary and comes from a business that has unlocked its diversity dividend.  

Today the top challenge in business is innovation. To innovate requires behavioral change both within the organisation and within the individual. So then how do you create behavioral change, because to do so is a massive undertaking.

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The birth of a new idea

Historically ideas were born in coffee houses and salons; where a greater range of the population had access to the conversation table.  This free form allowed not only a diversity of participation, but also the collision of hunches – giving them the impetus to become fully formed ideas.  Ideas have the space to interact with other ideas, to form newer and better ideas. 

Success in idea generation is about finding new ways to connect with people who have the missing pieces.  Breakthrough ideas don’t come in a moment of inspiration but take time to evolve after spending much time in the background gestating.  Refined, over time, and improved by collisions with other ideas breakthroughs occur. Therefore in designing innovative platforms new approaches that include new voices and different perspectives are needed to create systems to make ideas come together.

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Gamification meets social entrepreneurship

Games for Change is an organisation dedicated to creating digital games for social change, creating games focused on social issues to bring about awareness of important issues and bring about social change. For instance the Half the Sky Movement raises awareness and funds to empower women across the world. An important adaptation of gamification is to further social involvement. The three principles of this new form of gamification, which I refer to as the three i’s: Involve, Impact, Inspire.

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