individuals from different backgrounds contribute by drawing upon their pools of
tacit, as well as explicit
Mental diversity of a
team is very important.
In a high performance team, members celebrate and leverage different
positive and negative
ideas are encouraged in
order to discover critical considerations in the project at hand and
cross-pollinate ideas. An individual idea is often not implementable in its own
right, but when it is built upon and synergized with ideas of other team
real breakthrough can be achieved.
The essence of synergy in
teams comes from
valuing the differences ‒ the
psychological differences between people. A high performance team synergizes
its full range of perspectives, skills, and styles.
Diversity is valued. Team members see
difference as a positive. These differences and interactions among the team
members add to the teamís knowledge, understanding of reality, and