The fairy-tale of the five pencils

Pequeña historia sobre la gestión de la diversidad en el lugar de trabajo escrita por Peter Høgsted, CEO de IKEA UK y Elisabeth Plum. Forma parte de la politica de inducción del departamento de recursos humanos de la empresa inglesa. Es una verdadera lección de los desafíos que presentan la gestión de la diversidad y el trabajo en equipo en las organizaciones del siglo XXI. Imperdible!!!

Dice el prefacio:
This is a short story about five pencils who are asked to work together.

It’s a simple story that can be used as the basis for discussions, and for learning about our individual prejudices and each other’s differences.

We believe it is important to have the courage to point out our differences. We believe we can develop ourselves, our teamwork and our workplace through mutual honesty and curiosity. Only by acknowledging our prejudices and discussing them openly can we learn to accept and use each other’s strengths to eliminate those prejudices.

We talk about diversity in the workplace. A workplace where we use each other’s differences and strengths to achieve our common goals.

But showing consideration does not mean that we should avoid conflict: we need to discuss how we can create better results all the time for ourselves, our customers and our company.
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