Helps us see a variety of views and perspectives and not get stuck in a rut when solving problems.
Increases our collective problem-solving ability (Rewire pg 260).
Helps us think in a more creative, flexible, and adaptive way.
Makes us less likely to underestimate certain elements we might ignore as part of a homogenous group.
Can be increased by having people with different personality types, professions, ages, genders, educational levels, and nationalities in groups (Connecting Cultures).
Source: Connecting Cultures