The beauty of human beings is that we are all unique. Our diverse talents, skills and experiences provide an unlimited source of ideas and executions of those ideas. We've all traveled different paths.
While Einstein didn’t actually say it, the quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” is no less true.
The more we can do to promote our individuality – rather than forcing everyone in the same box – the more innovative and competitive our organizations will be, and the happier employees will be.
Gone are the days when having everyone do the same things the same way is an advantage. Now it’s our differences that give us the edge.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
- What talents, skills or experiences do you bring to your team that no one else does?
- How can you use those differences to elevate the performance of the team?
- What can you do as a team/organization to encourage more people to feel comfortable sharing/using what makes them different?