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What is Deep-Level Diversity

Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality
Also called task-related diversity, psychological diversity, informational/functional diversity, and underlying attributes; refers to less observable deeper-leveled attributes such as personality, attitudes, beliefs, and functional expertise.
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Which Matters More?: Effects of Surface- and Deep-Level Diversity on Team Processes and Performance
Mai P. Trinh (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0047-6.ch010
This chapter reviews what we know about the effects of surface-level diversity (age, sex, and ethnicity) and deep-level diversity (personality characteristics such as conscientiousness, openness to experience, extraversion, emotional stability, and agreeableness) in organizational teams. It also outlines challenges to today's diversity management and Human Resource (HR) practices, such as the lack of definite conclusions from research results, the mismatch between team diversity research designs and organizations' needs, and the lack of research examining simultaneously different aspects of diversity. Drawing from analysis results of team data from 55 teams of volunteers from Shanghai, the author recommends that HR training and selection take specific team contexts into account and increase attention on functions that support important team processes such as communication and mutual support among team members.
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