Some Important Guidelines for Managing Diverse Teams

11/13/2013

When working with or managing diverse teams, leaders need to continually:

  • Value the differences of team members by practicing open-mindedness and appreciation of preferences
  • Practice cultural competence by ensuring that communication and interaction in tone, body language and words include everyone on the team
  • Ensure they act as role models of respecting and embracing diversity on a daily basis

By following these guidelines, leaders can convey the importance of respecting an inclusive environment to their employees and can avoid missing any opportunities to leverage that diversity.

Bettina Neidhardt