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What is Social Loafing

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Organizational Resilience During Unprecedented Times
The idea that people are susceptible to exerting less effort when in the presence of a group or team.
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The Cohesive Factors in Building Resilience and Team Dynamism in a Turbulent Era: Team Motivation and the Organizationally Resilient
Rodney James Luster (University of Phoenix, USA), Elvire Daniels (University of Phoenix, USA), Stephen More (University of Phoenix, USA), and Alana Morales (University of Phoenix, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4605-8.ch020
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on industry have also tested leaders and their organizations to explore the potentials of sustainability amidst such impacting conditions. Amidst this flurry of responsivity, a focus on protecting human capital and building resilience has emerged as a primary linchpin for continuity. Exploring the dynamics of authentic leaders and their processes for team development, alongside the pivotal role of teams in “knowledge organizations,” current effective business practices may provide insight into resilience-building for many more organizations. The focus of this contributive chapter is to examine organizational leadership and its important role in defining enhanced employee resilience practices during a turbulent era, with a closer look at the “cohesive factors” of durability and resilience as determinants of high-functioning teams and organizations.
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Do Organizations Really Gain Without Pain?: The Dark Side of Employee Engagement
Tendency of individuals to exert less effort on a task when working in a group setting.
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The Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership on the Relationship Between Careerism and Social Loafing Behaviors: A Propositional Review
Social loafing is the tendency of putting less effort while working in a team than working alone. The more workers perform a task, the less individual effort is devoted to the task performance. The term social loafing was emerged as an implication for the unequal distribution of effort among group members resulting in decreased performance.
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Collaboration in Online Communications
The tendency for some members of a group to do less work than others in a team task in which they are not individually accountable for the product.
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Collaborative Approach to Successful Virtual Team Leadership
A phenomenon where workers exhibit a decrease in individual effort when performing in groups as compared to when they perform independently ( Einstein & Scott, 2001 ).
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