What works at work? First, the good news. The workforce of today is poised to be more productive, to have a higher collective IQ, and to increase projected financial earnings. Study after study shows that diversity is the key to increased output and higher revenue returns. The more diverse the team across gender, race, ethnicity, and generation, the higher the revenue returns.
So, what’s the problem?
Heterogeneous teams perform better, but they aren’t necessarily more comfortable. Humans naturally gravitate towards individuals more “like them.” We sometimes call it “a culture fit.” And it does feel easy to be surrounded by people who see the world the way you do. When opinions and perception vary, additional effort is expended to converse, understand, and shift perspectives. That can be challenging. It requires additional effort. But it also disrupts group thinking, providing an innovative approach to problem solving. And that makes for more productive teams.
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