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How Coca-Cola Great Britain Cleared the Hurdles of Cross-Functional Communications

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In just over 40 days, the Olympic cauldron will be lit, signaling the beginning of the Rio 2016 Games. And just like in years past, the torch carrying that flame will have made quite a journey to get there.

Four years ago, the torch travelled 8,000-plus miles across 1,000 towns over the course of 70 days to arrive in London to kick off the London 2012 Games. And as a Worldwide Partner of the London Games, Coca-Cola Great Britain was there every step of the way, hosting 61 free evening events up and down the country, four city celebrations, a Torch Relay finale bash with an audience of 80,000, and a wide range of sponsorship activities to bring the magic of London 2012 to every corner of the UK.

Talk about an Olympic feat.

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10 Quotes to Open the Lines of Cross-Functional Communications

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More project-focused work, flatter organizations, increasing complexity, the rise of holacracies, evolving management structures…they all add up to more cross-functional teaming in the workplace. But based on the results of a study conducted last year, we may be a little too optimistic when we include the word "functional" in that description.  
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How to Cross Train Your Brain

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Cross training applies to more than just your physical fitness. In this short video, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi explains how you can get a mental workout by intentionally bringing together a variety of perspectives and incorporating diversity of thought—particularly helpful when you’re facing a novel challenge or complex problem, or you just want to take a more creative approach to your work.

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Diversity of Thought: The Lucky Charm That's Always With You

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“Go and wake up your luck.” – Persian proverb

We’ve talked about diversity of thought primarily in the context of how different people have different thinking preferences. But as compared to the more traditional dimensions of diversity, diversity of thought is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is the fact that each of us has diversity of thought within ourselves.

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What High-Performing Teams Know About Thought Diversity

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Few people enjoy conflict, especially in the workplace. Most of the time, we try to avoid it, which is totally understandable. Especially when working in a team situation, it’s much smoother when everyone gets along and goes along. And when everyone is coming at an issue from the same angle, it’s much easier to sidestep conflict.

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Diversity of Thought Drives Inclusion and Business Results at ConAgra Foods

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Over the past several years, a leader’s ability to be inclusive of diversity of thought and leverage it through Whole Brain® Thinking has become a strategic engagement and business enabler at ConAgra Foods—and experts in the D&I field are taking notice.

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