WHAT HAVE WE BEEN READING?
Admittedly, it may take team ‘aficionados’ like us at the Hot Spots Movement to devour academic articles about recent research. Recently, we’ve been looking at when and how different types of diversity either benefit or impede team performance.
As part of our research consortium on Inclusion & Diversity, we are reading and summarising some very interesting articles about the circumstances in which the diversity within teams becomes beneficial. We have a significant dataset on this from our year-long study of Hot Spots (highly innovative and buzzing teams), and we are learning more about the leadership and organisational practices required to support high performing teams.
Members of the Inclusion & Diversity Research Consortium have access to the summaries of several of these articles, which is helpful when they are 20+ pages long and rather technical!
Here are just a few of the articles summarised so far:
Managing Diversity and Enhancing Team Outcomes: The Promise of Transformational Leadership
By Eric Kearney and Diether Gebert
Capitalizing on Thought Diversity for Innovation
By Corinne Post, Emilio De Lia, Nancy DiTomaso, Thomas M. Tirpak and Rajendra Borwankar
When and How Diversity Benefits Teams: The Importance of Team Members’ Need for Cognition
By Eric Kearney and Diether Gebert and Sven C. Voelpel
Should you be interested in more, get in touch with Haniah Shaukat from our research team.