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Title: Work group diversity dynamics: a novel approach to diversity research
Authors: Karolidis, Dimitrios
Vouzas, Fotis
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Business and Management
Keywords: Teams
Group dynamics
Team processes
Emergent states
Work group diversity
Work group diversity dynamics
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
Source: Team Performance Management: An International Journal
Volume: 25
Issue: 5/6
First Page: 348
Last Page: 368
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of work group diversity dynamics as a novel approach for studying diverse work groups. The authors profile the dynamic processes within diverse work-groups and provide an overview of main objectives. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on years of accumulated diversity research to cast a temporal and dynamic lens on the processes taking place within diverse work groups. After outlining the state of the art in work group diversity research, the definition, overall framework and profile of work group diversity dynamics is offered. Findings – The paper argues that by adopting a temporal and dynamic perspective for studying diverse work groups, one can shift focus from the traditional perspective of “what is diversity” to “what happens within diverse work groups”. The paper disentangles the activities taking place within diverse work groups, defines the actual team processes and finally highlights how these processes might be affected by time and dynamism. Originality/value – After almost 30 years of diversity research the mechanisms and processes through which diversity is translated into individual and organizational outcomes are not yet sufficiently understood and studied. This paper highlights a temporal and dynamic perspective for studying work group diversity, a view that is yet uncharted in diversity literature.
ISSN: 1352-7592
Other Identifiers: 10.1108/TPM-07-2018-0043
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