Factors affecting group cohesion

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Factors affecting group cohesion

  1. 1. Factors affecting Group Cohesion OB Mini Project Group no
  2. 2. Objectives and Hypothesis • Objective:To analyze the various factors which are influencing cohesion within a task groups . • Hypothesis: ▫ Higher goal oriented mindset leads to higher group cohesion. ▫ Demographic uniformity influences group cohesion.
  3. 3. Pictorial Representation
  4. 4. Methodology • Study conducted on 30 candidates working as teams in different projects in BIM campus. • Questionnaire were based on grading on a 5 point rating scale to measure cohesion and the cause for it. • The observations are analyzed for the dependency of attributes on group cohesion. • Statistical Methods Employed: ▫ Descriptive statistics: Weighted average score comparison
  5. 5. Findings • In BIM, overall cohesion was found to be average among groups. • Demographic uniformity played a major role on group cohesion in a campus. • Success rate and deadlines seems to be a driving factors among the students to work in a group. • But there was no relationship found between group cohesion and success rate of the group and also deadline of the task.
  6. 6. Literature support • Sheila Simsarian Webber,Lisa M.Donahue(2001),Impact of highly and less job- related diversity on work group cohesion and performance: a meta analysis. • David A.Harrison, Kenneth H.Price,Myrtlep P.Bell , Beyond relational demography:Time and the effects of surface- and deep-level diversity on work group cohesion • Michael D. Michalisin, Steven J. Karau Leadership’s Activation of Team Cohesion as a Strategic Asset: An Empirical Simulation
  7. 7. Thank you

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