Thought Diversity

Tuesday Tip #17: High performing teams need diverse thought

Today’s tip highlights the importance of diverse thought to a high performing team.

In any high performing team, a number of diverse perspectives and strengths will ensure a well-rounded project result. However, organisations can often go wrong in two ways:

  1. Recruitment Bias – It is easy to accidentally hire people with similar interests, experiences, views and perspectives. Often it is difficult to recognise when our personal bias have influenced our selection choices.
  2. Passion vs Project – Often a project team will be selected through identifying those with a passion for the issue or problem. It is important to ensure any team is formulated with people whose preferences compliment each other to produce a well-rounded and well-considered project.

How do you ensure you are building well-rounded teams full of diverse thinkers?


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