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Key Concepts of Team Cohesion

Define the concept of team cohesion and differentiate between task and social cohesion. Discuss the relationship between team cohesion and team performance, the factors that contribute to team cohesion, and the stages of developing team cohesion.

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Team cohesion is an important concept in group dynamics, and can be defined as "the tendency for a group to stick together and remain united in the pursuit of goals and objectives" (Carron, 1982, in Cox, 2007). There are two main components of team cohesion: task and social cohesion. It is important to the understanding of team cohesion to differentiate between these two concepts.

Task cohesion refers to how well a group works together to execute specific and identifiable goals. Examples of task cohesion in sport are when a team works well on the field together, such as successfully turning a double play in baseball.

Social cohesion, on the other hand, refers to how well the members of ...

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This solution defines the concept of team cohesion and differentiates between task and social cohesion. The relationship between team cohesion and team performance is discussed, as well as the factors that contribute to team cohesion, and the stages of developing team cohesion.

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