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Title: Diversity in Teams: Source of Conflict or Source of Creativity? Investigating Hidden Mental Models
Author: Hanappi-Egger, Edeltraud
Keywords: working teams
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: IET
Citation: Hanappi-Egger, E. (2005), "Diversity in Teams: Source of Conflict or Source of Creativity? Investigating Hidden Mental Models", Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, 1, IET, p. 37-43
Abstract: The workforce in organizations today is becoming increasingly diverse. Consequently the role of diversity management is heavily discussed with respect to the question how diversity influences the productivity of a group. Empirical studies show that on one hand there is a potential for increasing productivity but on the other hand it might be as well that conflicts arise due to the heterogeneity of the group. Usually according empirical studies are based on interviews, questionnaires and/or observations. These methods imply that answers are highly selective and filtered. In order to make the invisible visible, to have access to mental models of team members the paper will present an empirical study on the self-understanding of groups based on an innovative research method, called “mind-scripting”.
ISSN: 1646-1223
Appears in Collections:FCT: IET - Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies

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