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Main Title The difference : how the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies /
Author Page, Scott E.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 231587385
ISBN 9780691138541; 0691138540
Subjects Diversity in the workplace. ; Multiculturalism. ; Diversiteit. ; Probleemoplossing. ; Groepsdynamica. ; Diversity Management ; Multikulturelle Gesellschaft ; Verschiedenheit ; Vielfalt ; Diversity Management.--(DE-588)7611361-9 ; Multikulturelle Gesellschaft.--(DE-588)4214151-5 ; Verschiedenheit.--(DE-588)4283474-0 ; Vielfalt.--(DE-588)4312811-7
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ELBM  HF5549.5.M5P34 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/2011
Collation xxx, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: 2007. With new preface. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Prologue : How diversity trumps ability: fun at Caltech -- Introduction : Unpacking our differences -- Part I. Unpacking the toolbox : Diverse perspectives: how we see things -- Heuristics: do the opposite -- Interpretations: our own private flatland -- Predictive models: judging books by their covers -- Measuring sticks and toolboxes: calipers for the brain -- Part II. Diversity's benefits: building from tools : Diversity and problem solving: Darwin's brass tacks -- Models of information aggregation: mindless signals -- Diversity and prediction: the crowd of models -- Part III. Diverse values: a conflict of interests (or is it)? -- Diverse preferences: why tapas? -- Preference aggregation: four (not so) depressing results -- Interacting toolboxes and preferences: Go ask Alice -- Part IV. The pudding: does diversity generate benefits? : The causes of cognitive diversity: family vacations, college, or identity? -- The empirical evidence: the pudding -- Part V. Going on the offensive : A fertile logic: putting ideas to work -- Epilogue : The ketchup questions. In this landmark book, Scott Page redefines the way we understand ourselves in relation to one another. The Difference is about how we think in groups--and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts. Why can teams of people find better solutions than brilliant individuals working alone? And why are the best group decisions and predictions those that draw upon the very qualities that make each of us unique? The answers lie in diversity--not what we look like outside, but what we look like within, our distinct tools and abilities. The Difference reveals that progress and innovation may depend less on lone thinkers with enormous IQs than on diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality. Page shows how groups that display a range of perspectives outperform groups of like-minded experts. Diversity yields superior outcomes, and Page proves it using his own cutting-edge research. Moving beyond the politics that cloud standard debates about diversity, he explains why difference beats out homogeneity, whether you're talking about citizens in a democracy or scientists in the laboratory. He examines practical ways to apply diversity's logic to a host of problems, and along the way offers fascinating and surprising examples, from the redesign of the Chicago "El" to the truth about where we store our ketchup.--