Group Status, Social Loafing & Diversity in Global Groups

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What is the definition of a social loafer?

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1. How might group diversity be beneficial to a company?

2. Susie just joined a group. The group is very informal and lacks structure, and the group's assignment has more to do with people than tasks. Based on her cultural background, Susie is frustrated by this. What country is Susie most likely from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining what happens when you work with someone with an entirely different background, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of both the benefits and disadvantages of group diversity in business. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the characteristics of group diversity as well as knowing the definition of social loafing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of group diversity
  • Definition of social loafing
  • Examples of cultural differences in a group
  • What a diverse group involves
  • Benefits of group diversity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what a diverse group involves and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of group diversity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related working in global groups lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what other cultures can bring to the table, review the corresponding lesson Global Status, Social Loafing & Diversity in Global Groups. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what diversity is
  • Understand what a group of different cultures might look like
  • Identify the unique perspectives of other cultures
  • Describe what might be considered social loafing to some
  • Appreciate the challenges and benefits of group diversity
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