Getting Diverse Teams to Share a Vision

Dominic Packer's book and research is featured in this Business Insider article. 

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Dominic Packer, professor of psychology, and Jay Van Bavel, professor of psychology at NYU, outline specific tools that leaders can use to build more authentic connections in groups in their book, "The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony."

Their findings have powerful implications for today's leaders, especially as corporate America is pushing to recruit and retain diverse talent, writes Business Insider

Packer says it's important for companies to think about incentive structures and evaluation.

"There are certain contexts where you really want to reward individual-level performance. You need your superstars. But then there are other roles that are much more important for collective functioning," he explains. 

Read the full article, "Getting diverse teams to share vision can be hard. 2 social psychologists wrote a book to teach managers how," on the Business Insider website

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