Diverse Team Composition ("Team Design")

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Best Practices

The composition of development teams should ideally represent the diversity of the (potential) user groups for developing their services or products. Diverse teams generally produce more ideas and arrive at more creative solutions, which has a positive impact on the quantity and quality of the resulting innovations.

When building innovation teams, consider the problem at hand whenever possible. Select team members so that their skills and experience complement each other and assign roles according to their personality traits and individual interests and needs. In certain situations, on the other hand, a random distribution of roles can lead to more democratic decision-making processes because the members pursue fewer self-interests. Here you will find a compilation of some of the tools used to shape innovation teams creatively.