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In this essay we are going to discuss the various issues related to working in a group and working individually. The idea here will be to study the pros and cons with relation to the particular individual and not to the group of which he is a part.
First we will try to understand the dynamics of a group vis a vis individualthen understand the various issues involved in working as a part of the group.
We would also see as to how those issues will be influencing the personbe it in the positive side or being a hindrance. Introduction Remember last time when you had to do your project, how did you go about doing it?
You must have contemplated doing it by many ways. But some thing that comes to mind very in the beginning is either individually or in a group. Every body by de facto knows what it is to be individual and perform a task individually, as he is the only person who is doing the task.
But what is group and how it is formed and what are the dynamics involved in it.
So what is a group, we may define it as a collection of several people who come together to do a particular task or goal. And the group dynamics refer to the behavioural and attitudinal characteristics of any group.
Group dynamics concern how groups formtheir structure and process and also deals with how it is functioning. This aspect of group dynamics is relevant in both formal and informal groups of all types. In any organisational entity groups are very common entity and hence their study and group dynamics is an important area in the study of organisational behaviour.
Being with group dynamics let us see what exactly it is about, it basically deals with why and how groups are formed and developed. In order to explain the same many theories have been proposed. One classic theory developed by George Homansstates that groups develop based on the activitiessentiments and interactions.
Basically the theories professes that when individual persons share common activitiesthey get interactions among them ans will develop either positive or negative attitudes towards each other. The groups can also be of various types based on how and why they are formed, that is basically we may put them in to 2 categories like Formal and informal groups.
Where a formal group is formed based on the organisational requirements. It could be a command grouptasks group, or a functional groups.
Where as the informal groups are formed by association of members based on their own interest or social activities. More or less the informal groups are involuntary associations. Coming to the main issue of whether or not working in the group is going to be beneficial or not to us will be depending largely on the group structurewhich is nothing but the pattern of relationships among the members tat hold the group together and help in achieving the assigned goals.
The structure of the group can be defined in a variety of wayscommon among them would be group size, group roles, group norms and group cohesiveness.
Usually large groups involve a lot of confusion and chaos leading to waste of time in deciding which process to be done and who should be doing what next. The group size thus not only affects the group participation but also effects the satisfaction of the members.
Where in each role will l have specific responsibilities and duties.Since you are working alone therefore you are always expected to come up with some brilliant ideas as with others who work in a team. In a team, since number of people are more, therefore, possibility of some brilliant ideas coming up from a team is more w.r.t an individual.
Benefits of Working Alone Most people say “Two is better than one” but is it really? Is two people working together better than one single person working alone? Working in a group has been a big thing but now a days more people are finding it way easier to do everything by themselves.
7 Benefits of Study Groups. 7 Benefits of Study Groups 11/12/ In today’s post, I discuss the potential advantages of joining a study group. Remember, though, that these advantages are only present in good study groups.
Working together, students in study groups can generally learn faster than students working alone. However, we don’t need to work alone to shine. By working closely with others, we share our various work experiences, educational backgrounds, and creative impulses.
We work in groups to gain the many benefits of group work: unified perspectives, combined strength, and collective brainstorming. Some people prefer to work individually and others in teams.
Both have advantages and disadvantages. The key is finding the rights tasks for each one. Take a look below for pros and cons of these work styles.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Teamwork Working in teams increases collaboration and allows brainstorming. As a result, more ideas are developed and productivity improves.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in a Group for the Individual When people are working in group have to be anticipated each other opinion and individual working alone cannot perform the more efficiently than what group do.