social loafing

social loafing

Read case study 1, “Remedying Motivation and Productivity Loss in Collective Settings.” After reading the case study, submit your responses to the three questions listed below.  Student must support their reasoning using the course material or resources from their own research.  Submit your responses to the appropriate Assignments Folder by the due date.

Remedying Motivation and Productivity Loss in Collective Settings

http://www.psych.ufl.edu/~shepperd/articles/Current%20Directions.pdf

Case Study 1 Questions

1. “Social loafing” refers to members of a group working together who exert less effort than they would if they worked alone.

Question: What challenges prevent your department/organization and its members from performing optimally? In your experience, what qualities should a “team” have to ensure that each member performs well? What conflict resolution strategies would you use to ensure success?  In responding to these questions, students are expected to provide examples and use course material to support reasoning.

2. The article mentions that “social loafing” is universal—meaning that some cultures are lazier than others.

Question: Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not, and provide an example to back up your answer as well as support you reasoning using the course material. What behaviors that contribute to social loafing are acceptable or unacceptable, and how would you resolve interpersonal conflict with “social loafers”?  Support your reasoning using the course material

3. Question: After reading the article, do you believe there are social loafers on your job? Explain you answer.  What do you think management in your organization can do to avoid low productivity in group projects to counter social loafing?  In responding to these questions, students are expected to provide examples and use course material to support reasoning.

Required Formatting of Case Study 1:

This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and between 3-5 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.
Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and the instructor’s name.
The last sentence of your introduction will be your focus or thesis statement. The focus/thesis is an argument, in statement form, that you would support or develop throughout the paper. The focus/thesis must be in your own words and is in third person.
Remember to carefully check and correct for writing, grammar, and punctuation errors.
An introductory paragraph, a summary paragraph and the use of headings are required;
Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Students will be penalized if direct quotes are used. Note that you can not start/end a paragraph with author information, have author information following author infomration, or have more than 25% author information in a paragraph. Your own ideas must be foremost and you need to explain and discuss how the author information best supports your own ideas. Critical analysis is key. You would use the research and author information to support your own arguments and key points.
Write in the third person;
Note that a complete paragraph is a minimum of three sentences, with discussions.

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