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Complexity Matters Blog

9/18/2014 - We're Smarter with People Whose World Views Differ

Researchers say we try harder, make better decisions and achieve more when we work in groups that have racial, ethnic and gender diversity.

Scientific American story by Katherine Phillips describes research showing that scientists, businesses, banks, juries and groups collaborating to solve problems do a better job when people from diverse viewpoints and life experiences come together. People who differ from each other bring differing information, perspectives and opinions to the task at hand. They may also bring tension and discomfort, Phillips writes, and that may be part of the benefit.

Complexity Matters Blog

9/5/2014 - Disruptive Innovation: A Complexity View - Part 1

A recent PlexusCall featured the recent controversy between Dr. Jill LePore and Clay Christensen on the topic of disruptive innovation. Three panelists shared their experience with, and perspective on, Christensen's theory: Peter Jones, David Hurst, and Dr. John Kenagy.


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