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Team Diversity

You are preparing to write an article for a professional magazine regarding the value of diversity in teams. Diversity can include any of the following:

* Gender
* Age
* National origin
* Race
* Sexual orientation
* Marital status
* Parental status
* Height
* Weight
* Profession
* Education
* Geographic location of residence
* Financial status
* Artistic endeavors

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REFERENCES

The value of diversity (Saxon 2007) Retrieved from: http://www.leadershipturn.com/the-value-of-diversity/

Embrace Diversity to build Effective Teams (Manning ) Retrieved on April 24, 2010 from: http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/recruit/diversity/multicultural-team/Embrace-Diversity-to-Build-Effective-Teams.asp

Jehn, K. (1994). Enhancing effectiveness: An investigation of advantages and disadvantages of value-based intragroup conflict. International Journal of Conflict Management, 5, 223-238.

ARTICLE
In seeking to construct a team which reflects diversity, one must first define the objectives of the team in order to bring together the right elements of diversity. Ethnicity, for example, is not always a guarantee of different thinking or values. In an age of international trade and globalization people are living in multiple countries and adopting multiple cultural ...

Solution Summary

In seeking to construct a team which reflects diversity, one must first define the objectives of the team in order to bring together the right elements of diversity. Ethnicity, for example, is not always a guarantee of different thinking or values. In an age of international trade and globalization people are living in multiple countries and adopting multiple cultural constructs. There is less definition of culture which can be assumed through traditional stereotyping. We have become more culturally complex and intercultural.

Age and physical differentiators remain valid and can be used in the selection process of such teams as a civil engineering innovation team being used to design the most user friendly environment for all types of people. In constructing the ideal team in this case, the age, gender, sexual orientation, height weight and handicap would all be desired traits of the team, as restroom design and accessibility might be addressed ...

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