A PRESENTATION ON GROUP COHESIVENESSSubmitted To Submitted ByMrs. Sapna Arora Jayoti BalaAssistant Professor Roll No 1111310014
Introduction to GroupCohesiveness Group Two or more people who interact regularly to accomplish a common purpose or goal. Cohesiveness The extent to which members are loyal and committed to the group; the degree of mutual attractiveness within the group.
Attributes of a Cohesive Group The members share the group goals and have common interests. The number of members is relatively small. The members are in constant touch with each other and have very effective interpersonal communication. High group loyalty. Members interact among themselves quite frequently. Members keep themselves attached to the group as they feel that their needs would satisfied by the
Types of Cohesion Task Cohesion – the degree to which members of a group work together to achieve common goals Social Cohesion – reflects the degree to which members of a team like each other and enjoy each other’s company
Factors that Increase GroupCohesiveness Inter-group competition Personal attraction Favorable evaluation Agreement on Goals Interaction
Factors that decreaseCohesiveness Large group size Disagreement on goals Intra-group competition Domination Unpleasant experiences
The Interaction BetweenCohesiveness and PerformanceNorms
Importance of Group Cohesiveness It has been found by studies that the output of a cohesive group tends to be more uniform than that of the members of the less cohesive group. More cohesive a group is more would be the productivity.