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Team Diversity at theCenter of Inclusion andEmpowermentMartha Maznevski, Ivey Business SchoolLaura Morgan Roberts, University ofVirginia’s Darden School of Business

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Welcome!Martha MaznevskiLaura Morgan RobertsProfessor of OrganizationalBehaviour and Faculty Directorfor Executive EducationProfessor of PracticeUniversity of Virginia’sDarden School of BusinessIvey Business School3

Diverse teams have great potential for performance.Numberof TeamsDESTROYERSHigh-Diversity TeamsPoor DynamicsCREATORSHigh-Diversity TeamsGood DynamicsEQUALIZERSLow-Diversity TeamsorShort-term High-Diversity Teamsthat Suppress DiversityTeam Performance on Complex TasksDiverse teams are creative (generate ideas), but don’t necessarily turn the creativity into innovation (viable business).From Lane & Maznevski, 2019. International Management Behavior, 8th ed. Cambridge University Press.4

Behaviours and principles work together to empower performancefrom diversityBehaviors for understanding and leveraging different sets of ideas, perspectives and assumptionsPrinciples for acknowledging, respecting, and valuing the whole person, all aspects of identityMBIMapBridgeIntegrateUnderstand theDifferencesCommunicateAcross theDifferencesManage theDifferences5

Affirming Identity is the foundation of InclusionIdentity affects energy – positive or negative.Affirming each other’s whole identity empowersthat energy.Affirm identity by actively caring for each other,deeply listening and trying to understand.6

Map, Bridge, and Integrate for Performance from DiversityMBIMapBridgeIntegrateCommunicateAcross theDifferencesUnderstand theDifferences Describe differentperspectivesobjectively, belowthe surfaceCulture, race,personality, gender,sexual orientation,educationalbackground, etc. Engagewith motivationDecenterwithout blameRecenter tocommonalities,new ideas andnormsFrom Lane & Maznevski, 2019. International Management Behavior, 8th ed. Cambridge University Press.HighPerformanceDifferencesCreate Value& LearningManage theDifferences EmpowerparticipationAnticipate andresolve conflictsCombine andbuild on ideas High qualitydecisions &executionAbility to adaptto changingsituationIndividual &shared growth7

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