You are a bit weird aren’t you? We all are rather weird, especially when we start to look closely.
In fact it is exactly because of our differences and diversity that makes life fun and worth living. This I wonderfully odd I am and still getting somehow along.
It’s surprising that a common language and a task can bring so many people together. This is what fascinates me about company cultures. Originally I started doing my thesis about company cultures, then later on I become so absorbed my current company that of course I cannot see the company culture anymore, because I am living it so strongly.
Culture is an unseen, strong force. A collective unwritten agreement on how people will act under pressure. What will the stress response be, that is the test of the culture.
Another interesting test is how does the culture handle the new and odd. Does it manage to embrace the change or resist it? I work in a change management consultancy, so the people who are attracted there are very open minded and open to change as well. The differences and diversity sparks the creativity in my opinion. And it’s just not my own opinion as well, because most creative cities in the world across the times have been tolerant of the diversity.
It’s not just the diversity in others, it’s in ourselves as well that we have to be learn to embrace.
Oddity in ourselves is the thing we need to be proud of, because it is through that from where we can bring most value to other people.