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Cognitive Diversity

Diversity refers to many different dimensions, including gender, race, religion, and cognitive diversity. Cognitive diversity is the inclusion of people who have different styles of problem-solving and can offer unique perspectives because they think differently.ognitive diversity refers to the difference in mental function of individual employees as they find solutions to certain problems.

Employers often consider diversity when hiring employees to ensure that certain categories of people are well represented. You may also want to consider how cognitive diversity can affect the performance of your businesses.

In reviewing the submission, the following queries will be used:

  • Do you measure cognitive diversity of your employees (through surveys, assessments, etc.)?
  • Do you discuss with your staff how cognitive diversity helps you avoid “group think”?
  • What ways do you leverage the cognitive diversity of your staff?
  • How do you ensure that cognitive diversity is valued and understood at your organization?