Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Bill Swann's Research is Featured on the UT News Site

Mon, September 1, 2003

Effectiveness of diverse work groups depends upon recognition of individual personalities

In theory, diversity should contribute to better performance in groups,...When you have a group of diverse people in a group, they will have different viewpoints and experiences they will bring to bear to the task at hand. By having a wide selection of diverse perspectives work group members will be in a better position to generate creative solutions...In practice, that doesn’t happen—or at least it doesn’t happen more often than the opposite, which is that diversity actually undermines performance" --Bill Swann

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