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Project Management and Leadership Challenges, Volume III by M. Aslam Mirza

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Chapter 1

Why Diversity?

Introduction

The competence and collective wisdom of a project team is enhanced through diversity to achieve high performance, high productivity, and increased creativity in order to always succeed. This chapter provides an overview of diversity and how to achieve its benefits in the workplace.

Team members with different backgrounds and experiences bring together a variety of perspectives, evoking alternative solutions and approaches when discussing a problem or an issue. When managed well, the strengths and best insights of every individual may be harnessed to heighten productivity and deliver better results.

The traditional notion of workplace diversity refers to representations of various races, genders, and religious ...

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