| Super Yacht Crew Diversity|
Unleash Innovation and Productivity.
|When Super Yacht owners change, refit, and upgrade their Yacht's and equipment, many miss an inexpensive way to upgrade the Yacht's user experience (their own). |
It is easy to identify the inherent obstacles and barriers associated with differences.
Two things must be remembered:
- It is difficult to address differences without resorting to stereotypes. In the purest form, there is no such thing as a stereotype. No person is exactly like another person, and no individual is a clone of another member of a group.
- As diversity of a Yacht crew grows, so does the complexity of communication and the necessity to spend greater effort developing improved communication skills.
Making the most of diversity in a crew requires the commitment of all involved. Changing existing attitudes and assumptions maybe required, and this is not always easy. It is most often behaviors that have to change rather than attitudes. All members must be committed to what they are doing and address issues related to cultural or personality type difference.
There is always resistance to disturbing the status quo, but this is no excuse for avoiding change.
Many people believe in the old golden rule of: “treat others as you want to be treated”, but an unspoken assumption is that, “how you want to be treated, is how others want to be treated”. We all have the propensity to consider we are outside of the system and to blame someone or something else for the problems we may experience.
What if respect looks different from another point of view; does it mean saying hello in the morning, or leaving someone alone, asking questions, or relying on title, rank and assumed personal mastery?
While we may share similar values, how we show those values through behavior may be vastly different. How do we know what different cultures and personality type need ? Instead of using the old golden rule, we use: "treat others as they would prefer to be treated."
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Growth may have it's place to make things bigger (and sometimes slower), but (human factor) development makes the system better able to do what it was intended to do.