Great Minds DO NOT Think Alike! Putting Cognitive Diversity to Work for Your Organization

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
Teams and organizations can be more innovative and better able to solve problems by leveraging cognitive (mental) diversity.
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Track: Talent Management

For many organizations, innovation is becoming the biggest and best opportunity for competitive advantage. We love the idea of the lone genius as the key ingredient for breakthrough discoveries, the truth is something different. Innovation is driven by diversity, especially cognitive diversity. This timely update for the diversity and inclusion conversation gives you a framework for understanding what cognitive diversity is, how it drives better outcomes and how to capture its value.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Joe Gerstandt


Joe Gerstandt brings greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.

Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Executive, HR Executive, and numerous other print and on-line journals.

A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, Joe sees these issues as poorly understood and often misunderstood.

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