The ability to collaborate effectively across our differences is a skill many of us lack. We often gravitate towards working in non-diverse teams because they’re easier. Surrounding ourselves with those who share similar values, experiences, backgrounds, and ideas is a quick and easy way to find alignment. However, just because we’re comfortable does not mean we produce better results. In fact, the opposite is often true — The absence of discussion, multiple perspectives, and challenging ideas results in a lack of innovation and sub-par work at best.