Social loafing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you’ve noticed a high performer who works well individually, but when put into a low performance group, perform noticeably worse than before, this is known as ‘Social Loafing’. Simply put, there are two main causes – that the person does not want to pull dead weight, and that the person feels the group’s goals can still be met at a lower performance level.

“On April 14, 1994, two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters over Northern Iraq, killing all 26 soldiers on board. The details of the incidenthave been analyzed by West Point Professor Scott Snook in his book _Friendly Fire.[15] In his summary of the fallacy of social redundancy, Snook points to social loafing as a contributor to the failure of the AWACS aircraft team to track the helicopters and prevent the shoot down.”_*

Social loafing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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