How important is diversity for team performance?
by Silvia F. Castro A recent paper by researchers from Stanford and Berkeley, uses a novel measure of diversity to shed light into the relevance of diversity for team work. According to their findings, diversity is indeed associated with better team performance. Yet, this effect is contingent on a project’s timeline: it is positive when a team’s next milestone is distant but may turn negative as the next milestone approaches. Pros and cons of team diversity Non-routine analyt