Superdiverse Teams Drive Well-being in the Workplace

Lotte Holck, Lotte Hjortlund Andersen

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Abstract

Studies from ISS have validated how diverse teams perform better than homogeneous teams (ISS, 2011) and found that diversity drives leadership development (ISS, 2017). This ISS study reveals how a high numerical representation of differences or superdiversity drives social well-being in the workplace by encouraging 1) solidary acts of mutual support based on supplementary skills and abilities, 2) enhanced communication and socializing, which are necessary for collaboration in a diverse environment, and 3) open-mindedness creating collaborative and social bonds across age, gender, and ethnocultural differences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherISS World Services A/S
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
SeriesISS White Paper

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Holck, L., & Hjortlund Andersen, L. (2018). Superdiverse Teams Drive Well-being in the Workplace. København: ISS World Services A/S. ISS White Paper https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15846.68161