In this research project, we are investigating the extent to which the heterogeneity of team members influences team performance and, in particular, which types of heterogeneity have an impact on team performance.

Various causes of heterogeneity such as temporary versus permanent group membership, different time preferences but also classic heterogeneity dimensions such as age diversity are comprehensively analysed.

The aim of the study is to identify other factors in addition to the classic diversity studies that lead to groups functioning well or poorly.