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Diversity in Teams

Diversity is quintessential in the development of highly effective and productive teams. A diverse team implements innovative concepts that are drawn from various backgrounds and personality traits of each member. "Diversity is about empowering people" (Nadler, 1984) to work together and generate ideas by utilizing the team development stages of "Forming, storming, norming, and performing," (Tuckman, 1965).

A diverse team plays a significant role in organizational effectiveness, whereas it allows organizations to "capitalize on the strengths of each employee," (Nadler, 1984) in order to maintain efficiency. For example, in an organizational infrastructure, each employee is assigned to a specific team; group or department, within each department is an individual that is appointed to cater to a specific demographic that requires a translator. If an organization does not have a translator available, the company could lose innumerable clientele and/or their business practices will be limited.

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Diversity is quintessential in the development of highly effective and productive teams. A diverse team implements innovative concepts that are drawn from various backgrounds and personality traits of each member. "Diversity is about empowering people" (Nadler, 1984) to work together and generate ideas by utilizing the team development stages of "Forming, storming, norming, and performing," (Tuckman, 1965).

A diverse team plays a significant role in organizational ...

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Diversity is quintessential in the development of highly effective and productive teams. A diverse team implements innovative concepts that are drawn from various backgrounds and personality traits of each member. "Diversity is about empowering people" (Nadler, 1984) to work together and generate ideas by utilizing the team development stages of "Forming, storming, norming, and performing," (Tuckman, 1965).

A diverse team plays a significant role in organizational effectiveness, whereas it allows organizations to "capitalize on the strengths of each employee," (Nadler, 1984) in order to maintain efficiency. For example, in an organizational infrastructure, each employee is assigned to a specific team; group or department, within each department is an individual that is appointed to cater to a specific demographic that requires a translator. If an organization does not have a translator available, the company could lose innumerable clientele and/or their business practices will be limited.

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