Zero-Sum as a Counterproductive Strategy

Strategies are similar to medications where both are designed to solve a problem. Assuming the problem is correctly diagnosed, choosing the incorrect strategy not only does it not solve the problem but it may make it worse. And when the appropriate strategy is selected – like with medication – then the dosage and time needs to be adjusted in order to provide its full effect. An example is when someone talks about Zero-Sum around a diversity issue – this strategy focuses on a lose/win approach and so it is not very inclusive. So what is the antidote for a lose/win strategy in workplace diversity?

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