Hiring a team with a diverse skill set is crucial when you are looking to collaborate and come up with innovative solutions to problems.

 

Comstock, highlights that tension in a team is positive. It is a fact that diverse teams drive innovation, and it is crucial that building this type of team starts with your hiring strategy. Comstock describes four key types of people that she looks for to build a well-rounded team. These are some of the characteristics these teams bring together – people who:

• Come from different educational backgrounds

• Can navigate in ambiguous situations,

• Have design training or are familiar with design thinking, not just for creative roles,

• Can work across disciplines and contribute in multiple ways.

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