On a gut level, we can all agree that diverse teams are great for innovation. It makes complete sense that a group smart people with different sets of knowledge would be better than a team of like-minded individuals. But is it actually true? According to a few recent studies, the answer is yes. Teams that file patents for industrial innovations, for example, are more likely to be comprised of members with deep expertise in different disciplines, and the most influential scientific papers — i.e., the most highly cited — tend to be interdisciplinary in nature. The evidence, it seems, backs up our intuitions: assembling a diverse team may not guarantee success, but it will certainly increase the odds.