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University of Basel

12 September 2019

Heterogeneity in the workplace: “Diversity is very important to us – but not in my team.”

Diverse work teams are highly sought after – in theory. In reality, people tend to prefer team members who are similar to themselves. (Image: The Creative Exchange, Unsplash | CC0)
Diverse work teams are highly sought after – in theory. In reality, people tend to prefer team members who are similar to themselves. (Image: The Creative Exchange, Unsplash | CC0)

Diversity in the workplace is highly sought in theory, but often still lacking in practice. A new study shows that people tend to favor diversity for others, but prefer to work with people who are as similar to themselves as possible. A team of researchers from the universities of Basel and Koblenz-Landau published their report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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