Group Behavior

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Unformatted text preview: comes tend to be perceived as higher status • Ability to contribute to group’s goals • Individual’s personal characteristics Size Work gets done faster in smaller groups but bigger groups have more brainpower Social loafing: tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually Cohesiveness: Degree to which group members are attracted to each other and are motivated to stay in the group Diversity: Extent to which members of a group are similar to, or different from, one another o o o o o - - Group Decision Making o Strengths: more complete information and knowledge with increased diversity of views and acceptance of solution o Weaknesses: more time consuming, conforming pressures, dominated by one or a few members, ambiguous responsibility o Effectiv...
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