For some, group work provides and opportunity to sit back and relax.
To let others take the load, do their work for them.
And benefit from the results.
On the opposite end, those that pick up the load find group work painful.
Excessive, and a tonne of extra work created by the “freeloaders.”
Ideally, group work should create better results for the same amount of effort expended the collective individuals.
The benefits of brainstorming and bouncing ideas should create better results.
If a group is functioning at it’s optimum.
The key then, is to select the right group, with the same goals and aims as you.
Be strategic, don’t leave it to chance.