Unformatted text preview: and if someone doesn't do his/her work it is fair to tell them that they will not get credit from the job that they did not do. I don't think it is about the skills of the shirker, I believe it is the laziness and the idea that the other members of the group will do it anyway. If there would be some sort of problem with the skills of the shirker, he/she could ask help from other group members. 3. Absolutely not. Even if some of the Western countries are more individualistic it doesn't mean that social loafing in a group is accepted. People learn how to work in groups – it is not inborn – different cultures learn different norms. I think social loafing is more like a norm – how a member wants to act in a group. It is important to put your input to every task either its group’s or individual’s task. The U.S. workers will learn to work in groups the way Asian workers do....
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- Fall '11