How can teams reap the benefits of diversity while managing its challenges?

Project specs

Format

2D

Contact

Gavin Schwarz

Country

Australia

Funding agency

National Science Foundation (NSF EFMA 1629367, NSF EFMA- 1745889)

Length

02:03

Summary

Diversity within teams is of great importance and can yield heightened creativity. But diversity can also lead to a break down in communications and group tension. Wilson et al from the University of Illinois have proposed an intervention involving oscillation to navigate through team diversity and increase team creativity and productivity. Further details are in the Journal of Applied Behavioural Sciences (JABS).

Researcher Profile

Sam R. Wilson, William C. Barley, Luisa Ruge - Jones, and M. Scott Poole are researchers at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois Champaign -Urbana. Drs. Poole and Barley are faculty and Sam Wilson and Luisa Ruge - Jones are PhD students.