Diversity perspectives in teamwork


Organizational Effectiveness

How to Cite

Suryani, N., Rustiana, A., Muhsin, M., & Rahmaningtyas, W. (2019). Diversity perspectives in teamwork. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 9(1), 24-30. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i1.607


This study aims to examine the implementation of diversity in different work teams. The observed aspects include the process of recruitment, cooperation between members, educational background, and division of workload. This research using a qualitative approach, interviews were conducted with 20 informants from 6 work teams. This study concludes that (i) the recruitment process was the absolute right of the leadership, (ii) Some work teams need members who have an educational background that is appropriate to their field of work, (iii) several junior lecturers complained about the quantity of work that was not comparable to other team members.



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