Heterogeneous teams are more inventive and innovative, and they bring a wider range of knowledge because they come together and interact with diverse perspectives and experiences. Functioning teams with a high level of diversity are characterized by valuing and promoting different views and approaches. This creates a trusting working atmosphere that embraces diverse perspectives and motivates all team members to play an active role. In this way, diversity-oriented, innovative companies can deal with change more quickly and appeal to a broader audience with their products or services – resulting in increased competitiveness. However, for team diversity to positively impact innovation and development, it needs to be purposefully designed, nurtured, and “framed”. Here are some measures to help you do this.