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What does diversity mean for a Project Manager ? Is it different kind of project ? Is it cultural difference ? Is it working with different genre of people ? Or else ?
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What does diversity mean for a Project Manager ?
Is it different kind of project ?
Is it cultural difference ?
Is it working with different genre of people ?

Or else ?
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Diversity is about bringing different views (diversified thoughts) to one table. Maintaining targets for gender diversity, geographic diversity, or cultural diversity could be a path to establish the same.
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Diversity is the one of the factor for creative thinking. So the more diverse the team is the probability of getting different ideas is more, so that the innovations. As Krishna said it's of any diversity gender, colour, culture, background etc...so that the thinking of the people is different but as a team the group will discuss pros and cons of possible output and can get the best results.
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Leaders should have diversity in their team and promote it. Diversity is key for increase the creativity, the knowledge and success in a project.
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Mindset, culture, genre - anything that allows us to be 'different' something that needs to be embraced and promoted for project and team success
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Thanks everyone for your valuable comments and views on the above said question.
It would be really helpful if we can have some of your experience shared in which the diversity has left an impact on personal and professional life.
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In everything listed so far, I like "different kind of project" the most.

We're supposed to be the experts in our field, so a truly diverse project manager should get some experience in different types of projects, tools, and methods.

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