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Matrix-Q Circular Solutions

4
Dec

The power of diversity, inclusion and equal rights

Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken (LDMF) CEO, R&D Lead

PERCEPTION OF VALUE IN A NEW ECONOMY

The empires of antiquity did expand over new territories, exploring on new landscapes, resources, cultures and people.

Diversity for the ancient world was not unknown. At the silk road where merchants and pilgrims met each other, seeking for wisdom, knowledge, treasures and trade all cultures, colours and nations will meet.

In our modern times multi-culturality in cities create new questions about culture management, how we think, communicate with each other and collaborate. The dimension of complexity we experience today in Europe is greater than 200 years ago, and probably 500 years ago. But is diversity of cultures, colours, genders, languages and mindset something new ?

Rome, in its peak as empire, managed to include so many cultures and nations, colours and languages. So did the Inka empire, and others expansions from European nations in Afrika, Asia, Australia and American continents.

But inclusion have as a term evolved, through different meanings. From the ancient times in which slavery, social positions, castes, cultures, tribal origin and racial discrimination structured society and business, to our modern times, in which inclusion changed its meaning.

Today inclusion means that we acknowledge our humanity, as a unique principle we all share in our lives, and despite differences (as there are many among and between each other) we recognize that an evolved civilization starts with equal rights, for every one.

Discrimination is legacy of ancient times, still present in tradition, perception of value, pre-judgements, and a perception of status associated to wealth and power.

PWD, people with disabilities, if today included well in our society, still experience challenges as for opportunities to explore their own capacities, skills, competences or knowledge and to contribute creatively with the value they create to society, community and organizations.

Inclusion at labour is a step we all are learning along, and some governments like in the European Union, have set procedures and support instruments for PWD inclusion in labor for organizations that would like to contribute with this important step for our cultures and societies regarding inclusion capacity, recognition of equal rights.

GENDER DIVERSITY

Gender diversity is in essence another modern challenge, but it has not always been, as the approach to gender diversity varies from culture to culture, nations to nation. Some cultures did actually not only include but find in gender diversity, the diversity of gender skills, self-expression and sexual preferences a unique and valuable contribution to their communities.

Gender diversity today in teams implies a greater diversity of skills, mindsets and perceptions of value, a stronger team, more balanced, ready for a process than needs of adaptation, flexibility, resilience, out of an effective communication and collaboration.

Equal rights for all genders is part of an inclusive approach that is smart towards the added value that diversity creates in an ecosystem.

Being at the edge of human self-expression and self-realization, we learn on human potential and innovation capacity, through the richness of diversity.

The power of diversity and equal rights for men and women, and in particular for a gender diverse community or organization can be measured through how the effectiveness, happiness and achievement of the people changes. When humans thrive, productivity increases, growth indicators change.

Equal rights and opportunities, means to acknowledge the uniqueness, differences and potential of each individual, and to support their development by facilitating an ecosystem where they are treated with respect, where they feel valued and protected, empowered, supported; as their realization as individuals means the success for the collective and the organization.

Inclusion and equal rights turns then in its perceived value as an instrument for organization, culture development, change management, human capital development and growth.

Social inclusion policy suggested by the United Nations, have systemic implications, and impact. If acknowledged from a human inclusive approach, in which diversity empower and advances ecosystems, and equal rights and opportunities enable in people a path to grow and thrive, to find happiness and reach a work-life-family-community balance; then policy and human rights become instruments for peace, culture and civilization advancement; as well as for economic growth, collective intelligence and sustainable development.

Multi-culturality offers diversity and richness to nations. But as well its management requires a new type of mindset.

If our perception of the issue we are addressing changes, also our understanding of the opportunities it bring to us. There for its value and our approach for solving it, will change.

LDMF

Today we face in our modern culture new challenges for inclusion, as for the hectic and business oriented, functional society we have developed, we have also identified a new field of human diversity that needs as well of inclusion and equal rights, for the people with those traits to find peace, happiness and thrive.

I am talking in particular of mental health, and the stigma it creates in people. For example burn-out, autism spectrum, high sensitivity, HD, and others.

If our education, business, working and social system challenges people, forcing them to be at the edge of their capacity to cope with it, is then a reason for discrimination ? or for being labelled as not functional or capable to contribute to society ?

The lack of capacity of the human system to adjust itself, to include diversity, is sign of the evolution level of the human species, nation or culture.

Inclusion for mental health needs as well of a change of perception, to focus on the value people creates, their capacity of achieving when given the right conditions and settings that fit their needs, and how that value is being converted to a societal value.

Perception of value is essential by all means, as it is our understanding of the value of people and their contribution that enable in us a conscious appreciation of the people for what they are.

Your uniqueness is the solution for a challenge we are about to discover

LDMF

The Matrix-Q Methodology has helped us to identify 9 fields of value (with 729 sets of emotions, skills and competences), from which the modern culture has focus mostly in 2 of them. That is the result of our assessment of the global status, MindSet, of the human species.

It means that there is value not perceived, not acknowledge, not included in the economy, as for discrimination blind our minds and numb our senses, limits our empathic abilities and distorts our communication

Academic studies, research and development of innovations that do not consider the 9 fields of value are by design discriminative.

Equal rights for people of any place around the world, being man, women, child, or senior, for any colour, language, culture, gender, lifestyle or disability or health challenge; its all we need, to enable equal opportunities, to acknowledge the value of people, to enable trust, happiness and self-realization, to empower people to thrive.

Equality of rights will have no systemic impact, without inclusion; and inclusion will have no worth without perception and appreciation of the value that uniqueness and diversity creates for communities, business and nations.

LDMF

The power of diversity, inclusion and human rights will be ours if as a human species we learn how to learn, and to perceive from new perspectives the life and culture traits we know, a new perception of what people in front of us is, and where they come from, if we would be able to learn about ourselves, our own limitations, and the contribution that diversity creates for our own worlds.

As at the edge of our ecosystem, where diversity and adaptation finds its most challenging times, is where innovation, trapped value release, change and opportunity also appear.

Where is perception, there is value. Where is value, there is growth! Where is diversity there is richness. Where is inclusion there is wisdom. Where are equal rights there is opportunity. Where are learning skills there is adaptation. Where is adaptation there is change. Where is change there is future.

LDMF

If there is a future for the human species. For this question there is an answer for which every human on this planet must first make own individual choice, and live accountable for those choices made.

While there is an intelligence beyond our individual preferences that move subconsciously and profoundly the human species, as a collective that evolves, survives and learns, changes, with the circumstances, we still have the possibility today to pro-activelly make a choice.

Which are the choices we have made, along our human history; what have we learned, and which choices we will made in the future. The answers to these questions could make a difference in our lives and in our future, if we perceive in them the value they have as triggers for change, for us humans to learn, consciously evolve and change.

INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION & CIRCULAR THINKING

Thanks to the use of inclusive communication method we enable circular thinking, emotional intelligence and innovation capacity.

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