Project Management Institute

Hearing every voice

how to maximize the value of diversity of project teams

Valuing and managing workforce and project team diversity can positively affect an organization's success in today's competitive, global economy. This article discusses ways that project managers can optimize the value of diversity on project teams and offers strategies for bringing out creativity and innovation from team members with different backgrounds, working styles, and life experiences. In the process of selecting team members, certain questions can be posed to measure a team's diversity and match it with the goals of a particular project. Periodic checkpoints can be used throughout the life of a project to support team effectiveness and reinforce the team's awareness and appreciation of each member's diversity.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • Tomorrow's Teams Today

    Tomorrow’s Teams Today

    PMI research reveals that it’s the organizations with creative, collaborative and agile teams that will thrive in The Project Economy.

  • Pulse of the Profession

    Tomorrow's Teams Today

    By PMI PMI research reveals that it’s the organizations with creative, collaborative and agile teams that will thrive in The Project Economy.

  • PM Network

    Erasing Boundaries registered user content locked

    By Khelifi, Yasmina As more projects have a global scope and scale, it's increasingly common for project professionals to manage stakeholders around the world, juggling time zones, technologies, languages and other…

  • PM Network

    Fast Forward registered user content locked

    Organizations and their teams will have to adapt—and quickly—if they want to maintain their competitive advantage, according to PMI's latest Pulse of the Profession®.

  • PMI Pulse of the Profession 2020

    Pulse of the Profession 2020

    Are you future ready? Our Pulse of the Profession® research shows that organizations that prioritize maturing their delivery capabilities enjoy more successful outcomes.

Advertisement