Read chapter 13 OF THE TEXTBOOK and make an open ended question based off of reading chapter 13.
After coming up with an open ended question write a description of what’s your logic behind it.
THE DECRIPTION SHOULD BE 150 WORDS.
TEXTBOOK IS ATTACHED BELOW.
DO NOT COPY PASTE FROM TEXTBOOK. DO NOT PLAGARIZE.
Second PART: reply to 2 people, it should be 100+ words for each. Reply to these two discussion posts. They both have different question they have answered. Reply if you agree with there decription for the question and/or your thoughts.
How can groupthink negatively impact a project decision? Are there cases were group conformity over logic might be prefered?
As defined by the textbook, groupthink is when members of a team rather agree on a decision to build unity rather than pick what is most logical. It focuses on basing a decision off of the interaction and relationship with the people on your team.
Would this be similar to compromising? I have noticed that within group projects, our generation would sometimes rather compromise and rely on each other to make decisions rather than speak out. Often times people wait on someone else to state their decision and then conform to it. Can this mean that people in the group are being compassionate? Maybe they rather hold in their thoughts because they rather not challenge someone else.
This could lead to a swayed decision and not be a great decision making point.
Have you experienced social loafing in group projects? How did you overcome social loafing in these cases?
Social loafing is the concept in which individuals in a group put less effort in together versus when they are alone. Social loafing can occur often, and I have experienced numerous instances in the past in which my group slacked off. For instance, within high school I had a large group who did not put a lot of effort in for a large project that was pass or fail. I felt like they were all slacking because they thought, “oh, someone else can just do it instead.” Consequently, I ended up doing the whole project myself since no one else contributed. From that experience, I have learned to divide up tasks and talk in a non-intimidating way, so that everyone clearly understands the role they have and what they have to do. Do you have any ideas on how to overcome social loafing?