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Spring 4-1-1999


The benefits and drawbacks of homogeneity and heterogeneity for staffing work teams have been debated at length. The relevance of work values and work values similarity for effective team processes has been largely ignored, however. This article discusses the conditions under which work values and different work values types will impact early team processes and the implications of these relationships for staffing. Ways that work values similarity can mitigate against the negative effects of demographic diversity are discussed.


Originally published as:

Dose, J. J., & Klimoski, R. J. (1999). The diversity of diversity: Work values effects on formative team processes. Human Resource Management Review, 9(1), 83–108.