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    Improving Production in Highly Cohesive Work Groups

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    How would you change the situation in which a highly cohesive work group has established unacceptably low production norms? What techniques or suggestions would you make to improve this group's effectiveness?

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    When cohesive work groups display low productivity it is usually because they accept that productivity level as the norm rather than accepting a high productivity level. Below are a few tips for addressing low productivity in a cohesive work group.

    1. Take a leadership approach that is less directive or commanding and try a participatory approach in which subordinates are involved in the decision-making process. When group members feel that their ideas are ...

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    This library solution of 304 words provides suggestions for improving productivity within a highly cohesive work group that works well together but has developed a low productivity level over time. Reference used is included.