Join eminent researcher Professor Prithviraj Chattopadhyay as he discusses how diverse teams can excel in organisational arenas that require the ability to make innovative decisions.
Diverse teams can be effective in organizational arenas that require solving complex problems and creative decision making. However, being demographically different from other team members impacts how you are treated and your own attitudes and behaviors. The status of the individual's demographic category shapes these effects. In addition, the legitimacy, stability and permeability of the status hierarchy related to each demographic category needs to be considered to fully understand these relationships. Interventions such as implementing a climate of inclusion can be more effective if they are designed with an understanding of status differences among team members.
Prithviraj Chattopadhyay is a professor of management at the University of Auckland. He previously worked at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2007-2016), Australian Graduate School of Management (2001-2007), University of Queensland (1998-2001), Western Michigan University (1996-1998) and was a visiting scholar at Duke University in 2004. His previous work experience in India includes stints at Eureka Forbes Ltd and the Tata Management Training Centre. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from XLRI and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include relational demography and diversity, managerial cognition, and employment externalization. His research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal. He was an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal (2016-2019) and is a currently a member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Strategy and Management and Organizational Psychology Review. Research awards include the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award (2007), Making Connections Award for the best symposium, Organizational Behavior Division (2007), Best Student Paper Award (Faculty coauthor), Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (2000), recognition for outstanding service to the Journal of Management editorial board (2006-2008) to the Academy of Management Journal editorial board (2007-2010), and to the Journal of Applied Psychology editorial board (2008-2014). He was an International Visiting Fellow, (UK) Economic and Social Research Council / Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Advanced Institute of Management Research in 2005.