Group Cohesiveness: The Smoothest Way to Goal Achievement

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Re: Group Cohesiveness: The Smoothest Way to Goal Achievemen

#1 Postby Priya16 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:54 am

Group is when there are more than 1 person and everyone is having their own goals and objectives. Team is also when there are more than 1 person, but all of them work towards a common goal and objectives. And when in a group, cohesiveness in involved then it becomes more of a team. Working in groups is very important, as ahead in corporate life we will have to work in teams and groups. Cohesiveness brings everyone closer, understanding increases. Working in groups can bring more successful results than working as an individual. As people of different talents and skills are involved. So,this helps in achieving tasks at a faster rate. Goal achievement becomes easy as everyone is allocated with their activities as per their skill set. Working in groups can bring more success than working as an individual.

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Group Cohesiveness: The Smoothest Way to Goal Achievement

#2 Postby shreya » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:53 am

Group Cohesiveness is the force bringing group members closer together. Cohesiveness has two dimensions: emotional and task-related. :ugeek: :ugeek:
In order for a group to be successful, a long list of factors come into play, if a group were unsuccessful in its operation, rather than claiming it inefficient and moving on to the next strategy, I would reorganize it so as to give it a more probable ‘chance’ to succeed.

Setting long-term goals may induce a very similar effect on a group as competition. Goal setting provides a source and flavor of motivation whereas competition provides a source of demotivate. According to me, competition improves cohesiveness in groups because it forces the individuals in a particular group to be motivated and hence work together in a united way. If motivation is the link between competition and cohesiveness, goal setting will render a desired result.
Short term goals, when achieved, will have a similar impact as success on group cohesiveness. Achieving a short-term goal, and then being rewarded for it, will perhaps raise cohesiveness in a group just as success in a mutual endeavor might raise.
Another couple of important aspects to consider when it comes to group cohesiveness is size and diversity, they are negatively correlated in their consequences on a group. For instances, the fewer members a group has makes it easier to handle, motivate and handle conflict but less productive/creative, as it is less diverse. Alternatively if a group has more members, it becomes harder to manage and motivate but more productive if you consider diversity and productivity positively correlated to infinity.

Research on groups have conclusively shown that groups are much more likely to perform better than individuals. However there are some fairly serious consequences that one is forced to consider before establishing a group. More interestingly,there are consequences of a highly cohesive group that are detrimental to an organization. The social loafing effect is one such consequence, which involves a member or a group of members actively avoiding contributing or accepting responsibility simply because they perceive or expect the other members of the group to pick up the slack. This effect not only causes conflict within a group, as more and more members do not see equality in their inputs and outputs, hence lowering their productivity, and on an organizational level each member is compensated on an individual basis.... ;) ;)

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