Unlike goals and feelings, we don’t want to compromise on values. We don’t want the results of living by values, we want the process. If a person feels they’ve lived by their values, that’s equivalent to knowing they’ve lived a good life, as well as they understand how.⁴
The multi-disciplinary composition of the team is important not only in achieving outputs, but in encouraging diversity. As Richard Hackman points out, homogeneity of team membership can often be a real problem in project teams since we tend to pick like-minded people to work with. Yet performance and creativity improves with greater diversity (including cognitive diversity, and having a substantive range in views about how the work should be structured and executed): ‘It is task-related conflict, not interpersonal harmony, that spurs team excellence’.