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Eugene James, Manager, Switzerland
ADVANTAGES OF DIVERSE TEAMS Diversity can help to build powerful teams. Members can thrive in such teams. Respect for can be considered universally applicable because it constitutes a core United Nations value. Much more than just a tick-in-the-box exercise required by the government, diversity can foster greater effectiveness and drives higher results than are achieved by less diverse teams. PITFALLS OF DIVERSE TEAMS Yet building diverse teams is easier said than done. Several reasons can be mentioned: - One fundamental reason is that managers are subject to which lead them to hire individuals who are similar, whether in terms of background, thinking, or gender. - A more subtle limitation -as counter-intuitive as it may sound- stems from a belief that one ought to solely hire an individual who perfectly fits the job description. TIPS FOR BUILDING DIVERSE TEAMS However according to Daniele Fiandaca, managers must proactively seek to build diverse teams. He suggests the fol (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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