How do we ensure that diversity flourishes in collaborations and partnerships? What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb reflects on the argument of applied economist Tim Hartford in his new book, Messy, on creativity and resilience.
Author: Ken Gibb, What Works Scotland
Date: 9 January 2017
In What Works Scotland, two of the words we use most frequently are ‘partnership’ and ‘collaboration’. Messy, the new book by Tim Hartford, includes a chapter on collaboration and argues for cognitive diversity.
He points to research that shows the tendency of people towards homophily—sticking with like-minded people—and suggests lessons that might help support cognitive diversity in our own lives and within collaborative working approaches.