How Size Affects Group Performance


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A team of employees in the time and attendance group were charged with creating a training presentation for new hires to learn how to enter their vacation and sick time into the company's time tracking system. When the weekly meetings were held, one of the employees consistently showed up late and never had any suggestions or input for the presentation. This is an example of _____.

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1. When members of a group try harder because they know that the group is watching them, this is known as _____.

2. Richard was working with a group that was tasked with recommending a new project management software. Three vendors gave presentations on different software packages. The majority of the group members were certain that one of the software packages was the best and should be purchased. Although Richard felt differently and wanted to recommend a different product, he simply went along with the others due to group pressure. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Individuals often perform differently when in a group setting than by themselves. This quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about the effects of group size on an individual's performance and quiz you on things such as the specific terms used to describe these effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the terms that match the following descriptions:

  • When individuals don't put in much effort because they are in a group
  • When members of a group give more effort because the group is watching them
  • Overall group pressure leads to poor group decisions
  • A group experiences results greater than the sum of their parts due to harmonious efforts
  • When a group solidifies belief in their position

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about how being in a group can affect an individual positively or negatively
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as social loafing, polarization, and group think
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of grouping on performance

Additional Learning

To learn more about how individuals perform differently in a group setting, review the corresponding lesson entitled How Size Affects Group Performance. This business lesson:

  • Discusses size and group dynamics
  • Examines the dynamics at play, such as social loafing and the loss of individuality
  • Explores the relationship between group size and performance