Team vs Individual

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Unformatted text preview: status characteristics create status hierarchies within groups § Power a person yields over others § Person’s ability to contribute to group’s goals § Individual’s personal characteristics 4) Size o Smaller groups are faster at completing tasks and individuals perform better o Social loafing – Tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually 5) Cohesiveness – The degree to which group members are attracted to each other and are motivated to stay in the group o Affects group productivity o Easier to have smaller groups, encourage agreement, increase time together, stimulate competition, give rewards, and physically isolate the group 6) Diversity – Extent to which members of a group are similar to or different from one another Strengths & Weaknesses of Groups: · Strengths o More complete information and knowledge o Increased diversity of views o Acceptance of a solution · Weaknesses o Conformity pressures o Group discussion dom...
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