Managing Diversity in Indian Way

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Diversity is a big topic in corporation today and what is corporation? People from different part of the world working together you may be born in India, educated in London, working in Germany with a boss who is  located in Hong Kong with the clients who are in Philippines your factory is located in Kenya your logistics team functions out of South America. We are in this place where people come from different parts of the world, whether we like it or not the world is changing, it’s flattening we are dealing with people of different neighbourhoods and diversity is becoming important. Unfortunately many companies thinks in terms of cosmetic diversity or we want more women in our team, we need people from all community that’s good to have a cosmetic diversity but we also need to think in terms of systemic diversity. A diversity of thoughts, different ways of thinking as if we won’t survive in the markets. Everybody does not have to think like a Greek hero who wants to change the world or conquer the world or save the world. Some people can think like Indian sages who step back and question and look at life prospective who are not necessarily objective driven but are aware of consequences driven who continuously aware of cause and consequences of every action, and this model of thinking which an Indian model of thinking is very different from a European model of thinking which is very different from American model of thinking. I think when we talk about diversity we have  to talk about diversity at every level, cosmetic is critical, though diversity is important , demographic diversity is important, age diversity is important, gender diversity is important. How do we work with plurality, how do we work with people who think differently from us, and in a diversity it is not about who is right, it is about discussion so that I understand why you are different from me. This approach of conversation is very different from this debate where somebody is always wants to be right or we have to reach a common truth, we don’t want to reach a common truth.

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