You meet a new colleague. She is somehow different than the others you work with. You are not used to his kind of comments and questions. Our spontaneous reflex is to be rather distant, critically observing this person, maybe even rejecting. You can do better! Get her fresh perspective, look for a behavior that you can learn from him. Diversity is not just a colorful team, it’s much more a nonjudgmental exchange of people with different backgrounds, driven to find a common ground.
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How