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Managerial Solutions that Increase the Effect of Group Synergy and Reduce Social Loafing

Vveinhardt Jolita () and Banikonytė Justina ()
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Vveinhardt Jolita: Doctor of social sciences (Management), professor at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Vytautas Magnus University. S. Daukanto Str. 28, LT-44246 Kaunas, Lithuania. Phone: + 370 698 06668.
Banikonytė Justina: MBA, the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Vytautas Magnus University. S. Daukanto Str. 28, LT-44246 Kaunas, Lithuania. Phone: + 370 691 90979.

Management of Organizations: Systematic Research, 2017, vol. 78, issue 1, 109-129

Abstract: Reduction of social loafing in the organization and increase of group synergy are integral objectives of human resource management, setting high requirements to the quality of managerial solutions. The purpose of this research is to develop managerial solutions that increase the effect of group synergy and reduce the spread of social loafing. The article analyses the concept of the social loafing phenomenon distinguishing the essential demotivators in work groups of organizations. The reasons of occurrence and existence of social loafing are analysed as well, differentiating them into groups. The authors also discuss beliefs and behaviour of employees in organizations that lead to the emergence and (or) suppression of the social loafing phenomenon. Based on a comparative and systemic logical analysis of scientific literature, as well as the results of empirical research, there are developed managerial solutions using the modelling method.

Keywords: social loafing; group work; group synergy; managerial solutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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