Many companies focus on diversity, thinking mainly about the exchange of experiences and cultures, and the goal of achieving a balanced representation of genders, ethnic groups and different age groups within the team. But how can diversity also be seen as an innovation factor, and what role does bureaucracy play here??
Time and again, corporate bureaucracy is seen as a barrier to the implementation of innovation projects. But is this really the case? Aren’t there also solutions where bureaucracy and innovation can work together? By looking at diversity from a different angle, new perspectives and ideas can emerge.
The following series of articles provides insights into the experiences and solutions of companies that successfully combine bureaucracy and innovation while using diversity as an innovation factor. Challenges and potential risks are also addressed to show that such an approach is not always easy to implement but can hold great potential for businesses.
Diversity and innovation in everyday office life
The definition of diversity includes the variety and difference of people in a group or organization. These include differences in ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability, among others. Diversity in a company can help create a diverse work environment and foster a broader range of ideas and perspectives.