Psychology of social laziness

People working in the team, shows the efficiency is much less than if he worked himself. And this does not depend on the complexity of the task.

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Have you noticed ever that performing any task with anyone in a pair, you give not full? At a time when you have to cope with a different kind of task for yourself, you do everything possible in your power and more. This is not an accident, this behavior has an explanation. The behavior is defined in the scientific world as a social laziness, or the ringelmann effect

What is it and who’s Ringelman? It’s simple, Ringelman is a French psychologist who about a hundred years ago conducted a series of psychological experiments on human beings. Purpose and objective of which was to prove that people working in the team, shows the efficiency is much less than if he worked himself. And this does not depend on the complexity of the task.

Many years ago there had been an interesting experiment, this took the group of people, the so-called test subjects. Before them was set the task to raise the maximum amount pounds as you can. After this people were divided into pairs and they had to do the same thing but in pairs. The results of the experiment scientists plunged into shock. The more people in the group, the less weight could raise each of them in comparison with the result when they worked by themselves. This effect is called social laziness.

To explain the behavior of people is very simple. Because if a person works himself, he is not one to rely on and he laid out most, working on the result. But if a person works in a team, his logic differs from the logic of independent work. Working in a team of people counting on others, that someone will do something for him that he will not be able to finish or not to give their best. And no one will notice that he philonic or not doing enough.

When I increased the number of participants in the group, the coefficient of each drop. So teams from large groups of people inhibit the personal development of the individual and not always a positive effect on the overall result. So here is the way of human. Sometimes to achieve the best results, supervisors should not group their employees, otherwise they relax. The way life works, in the team a lot of parasites that don’t work, but skilled at doing the kind of vigorous activity. At that time, as someone to really work hard, but his efforts were not noticed and often do not appreciate.

No social technology, training, or installation are not in power to break the human mind. Managers should consider this factor in the work and draw conclusions that in the group of the personal factor of the worker’s ability decreases.

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