Final studyguide - ESSAY Q 1 Diversity 2 ADVANTAGES 1 Diversity is valuable because it increases the amount of creativity With a heterogenous group

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ESSAY Q 1 Diversity: 2 ADVANTAGES: 1. Diversity is valuable because it increases the amount of creativity With a heterogenous group, there are different backgrounds, different education levels, different perspectives – people will all bring different POVs and opinions to the table 2. Diversity enhances problem solving The divergence of viewpoints makes for complex thinking and weighing out the different ideas that are presented more thorough If the group was homogenous, there wouldn’t be debate – now they have to think about the issue more thoroughly to reach a decision based on different viewpoints The constructive conflict and debate leads to higher level outcomes 3 DISADVANTAGES 1. Diversity causes social divisions Similarity-attraction theory means that people tend to be attracted to those that they believe have the same attitudes, values, beliefs as themselves Also applies to surface level attributes Members of culturally diverse groups are less likely to like each other
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HD 1150 taught by Professor Schelhas-miller,c. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Final studyguide - ESSAY Q 1 Diversity 2 ADVANTAGES 1 Diversity is valuable because it increases the amount of creativity With a heterogenous group

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