Groups and Team Paper
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Cultural Diversity Teams have come under what is referred to as diversity-consensus dilemma. This is the tendency for increasing diversity among group members to make working with team members harder, even though that diversity itself expands the skills available for problem-solving.
When teams contain members that are similar in age, gender, race, experience, and culture; there are benefits for group dynamics. The downside of this is the team may lack creative ideas and viewpoints.
When teams contain members diverse in cultures, lifestyles, and experiences; this offers a rich pool of information, talent, and perspectives that can improve a teams problem-solving and creativity.
Problems with diverse teams occur when interpersonal stresses and conflicts emerge. Working through these problems can slow up a team and hinder information sharing, relationship building, and problem-solving.
Once a team figures out how to unlock its full potential, diversity becomes one of the greatest advantages of high-performance organizations.
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