Task Cohesion: the degree to which group members work together to achieve a common goal. Social Cohesion: reflects the degree to which. Abstract: Why are some teams successful and others unsuccessful? What criteria or attributes . promote group cohesion (Bradley & Frederic, ). • people enjoy .. Team Performance Management: An International Journal,. 7(1/2), . Appendix 1: Techniques for Managing Group Dynamics. . improving the effectiveness of one’s own group; .. group that achieves cohesiveness; a team’s.

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Ronayne [14] found a significant relationship between two dimensions of group cohesion task and social cohesion and collective efficacy at the early season and late season.

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The storming stage is triggered once team members start jostling for vohesion, stumbling from confusion, having arguments about leadership, strategy and goals. Results revealed that the large size of the teams had a significant effect on the relationship on the extent of social cohesion and it was easier to promote social cohesion in smaller teams than large teams.

Myres [19] reported that relations in a team hinder social cohesion compromising good performance. The team managers and coaches can utilize the findings of this study to develop team-building strategies to improve team perofrmance. Sports, Games and Play: Once cohesiveness is achieved, teams will move from norming to performing and subsequently to highly performing. A Social Psychological Approach.

Basketball is a group sport and highly interactive where members of the teams are expected to have a common identity that distinguishes them from other team and players must have the qualities of high interaction in order for teams to return good performance outcomes. Social Cohesion The extent of social cohesion among the players is presented in Table 2.


Interpersonal empathy builds confidence within fi,etype members; once team confidence is achieved, individual confidence will then follow. Number of Friends the Players had in the team versus number of players. Cohesiveness is the key factor in implementing effective, high-performance teams.

The leader must succeed at keeping the team motivated, addressing all concerns and clarifying purpose and goals. Similarly, Kozub and McDonnell, [12] found that task cohesion is positively associated with collective efficacy among rugby-union teams.

Highly cohesive teams are more committed to the goals perfotmance activities, are happy when the team succeeds and feel part of something significant, all of which increases self-esteem which in turn increases performance Figure 2. Relationships are developed, purpose is clear and ground rules are established.

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The Sport Psychologist Thirty players from the university basketball team took part in pilot study. Interpersonal empathy is critical to confidence.

Accessed November 25, EI is generally defined as encompassing the awareness and understanding of emotions Figure 3. High-performance teams are what make companies successful.

High-performance Teams: Understanding Team Cohesiveness

The key aspects comprising collective efficacy are shared beliefs among the team, coordinative capabilities between members, collective resources for task success, and situational specificity of demands [10]. Journal of Sport Psychology4, The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between cohesion social and team and performance in Basketball league in Kenya. Global organizations striving for competitive advantage are increasingly incorporating the use of high-performance teams to deploy complex business strategies.


Teams drive organizational success, though developing and leading high-performance teams is one of the most complex tasks facing any leader in the current competitive work environment. Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. Team-building activities are a great way to implement this EI-building practice. Task cohesion refers to the general orientation toward achieving goals and objectives as a group while social cohesion consists of a general orientation toward developing and maintaining social relationships within cohesioj group [2].

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin It is the ability to get team members inspired. Social and Psychological Viewpoints. Psychological Review93, 10— Cooper The way you have depicted the picture of team building is appreciable. December 17, at 9: Above and beyond cohesiveness there are other subset factors that are important in team development to make teams work, as shown below and in Figure Leaders must inspire team members through reinforcing the sense of belonging, empathy in bonding and mutual respect, in addition to giving people choice and power over what they can do.

People on teams in which they knew one another better were more efficient clhesion got more work done. Ruder and Gill [7] reiterated that teams that celebrated their success and embraced a loss collectively were more compact than those who only acknowledged winning alone. It etam hypothesized that gender and team size will not mediate the relationship between cohesion and performance.

There are two types of cohesion: