What is group cohesion? There's the group cohesion theory that answers this question. The theory gives group cohesion definition. According to the theory, group cohesion is the way how to get people in a group connected, committed and in harmony with project goals and objectives. In other words, members of the cohesive group have a sense of unity or connectedness that exceeds individual motives, and so there's a strong force of attraction between the group and its members. For project team building, it's highly important when team members are cohesive and can efficiently collaborate with each other.
Regarding the theory, there're two aspects of group cohesiveness: personal and task-related. The personal aspect examines what each member of a group feels to other group members and to the group as a whole. Therefore, this aspect determines whether group members like to spend time with other group members and so be productive, reliable and loyal. The task-cohesiveness aspect concerns the degree to which group members share group objectives and collaborate with each other to meet these objectives.
To put the theory into practice, you can use CentriQS. The following action list will be helpful:
- Go to the Users and Groups view to add new users and user groups to your database
- Use the Tasks view to create and assign tasks to group members
- Group members can leave messages, recommendations and feedback in their tasks. CentriQS allows to set permissions to tasks so only permitted group members can review tasks
- You access group task performance in the Task Analytics view