I just got finished reading a blog by a man called Jonathan Ledwidge. Without question, he is controversial and his ideas are a little beyond mainstream. And yet, I found myself agreeing with much of what he said. Particularly as it relates to organizations and their employees.
Organizations are quick to say that "Employees are their greatest asset." And, while it makes a tidy soundbite in reality their actions are a much better indicators of what they believe or implement.
According to Ledwidge, author of The Human Asset Manifesto, women and younger workers are the key to real innovation and social harmony and older workers who maintain the history and knowledge that are not written down are the key to implementing the big ideas that the young workers will ideate and women are the catalyst to bridging the gaps.
His blog and book deserve a deeper look, I suggest doing both today if you want to create an organization that will survive tomorrow.