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What is the value of diversity in teams?

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According to Katzenbach and Smith, a team is defined as "a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable". Leading a team is one of the big challenges that leaders face as they find themselves leading a group of individuals from different backgrounds and culture in accomplishing complex projects.
One may think that working with people who have the same backgrounds, way of thinking and styles is a lot easier than working with people ...

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This solution discusses the value, importance and benefits of diversity in teams. The explanation is given in 398 words and two references are included.