Diverse Team Development
Research in diverse team development shows that teams with higher levels of diversity perform better than more homogeneous teams. This is because diverse team members understand a more comprehensive range of contexts and access diverse knowledge and experiences. Therefore, they bring many different ways of thinking and problem-solving to the table.
However, diverse teams also face several challenges caused by personal and cultural differences. People from various cultural groups think, behave and work in such different ways that it can cause stress, conflicts, and disengagement.
Diversity can quickly turn into a liability if the challenges of working across personalities, borders, cultures, and languages are not addressed. Only if diverse teams overcome personality differences and cultural backgrounds – which directly affect communication, work style, trust and relationship building, understanding of processes, hierarchies and management styles – will they find their way of working together smoothly and reap the benefits of their diversity.
If all sides stick to their accustomed way of working though, a diverse team’s results will fall short of expectations while tensions rise. This is why a successful diverse team development is most beneficial to any company in the global marketplace.
How To Optimise Your Diverse Team Development
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