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Have you ever had to work in a group that had a member or two who just weren’t pulling their weight? It happens–all the time. And it’s terrible, for both people and organizations! These slackers in teams are doing what’s called “social loafing,” and in this episode we discuss:

  • What is social loafing

  • What we know about it and what does it do to groups and teams

  • How to prevent social loafing

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Links and Other Information

Karau, S. J., & Williams, K. D. (1993). Social loafing: A meta-analytic review and theoretical integration. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65(4), 681.

Simms A, Nichols T. Social loafing: A review of the literature. Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 2014;15(1):58-67.

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