Group Work vs Alone

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Certain tasks can be assigned to each person based on his strengths and talents. This can result in a higher quality outcome •If each person has a job you’ll know who the slacker is •A group of people brainstorming together will come up with more ideas •The social aspect of a group project can make it more enjoyable •Seeing the trees in the forest: When you work alone it’s very hard to get feedback to know if you’re achieving your goals. Does this strategy actually do what it was meant to? If you’re by yourself, you might think so but it might not be the case. A little perspective can be a beautiful thing. •Two heads are better than one: This one is obvious but easy to forget. Sure, you lose some creative say in the specific direction you want to go, but you also get double the ideas and together you can choose the best ones and discard the crappy ones that, alone, you might’ve thought, “Hey that’s not bad.” •Less work: Now you have more people doing the work. It might mean that there will be more work to do, but doing it side-by-side with someone else helps. If one of you gets “blog fatigue” or goes on vacation, it’s much easier to arrange ways to keep the project going without having to work so much ahead of time. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~H.E. Luccock

Statistics have shown that working in a group can make things easier and more efficient. Working in a group will be better than working alone because you can assign a task to a group member based on their strengths and talents. Working in groups will also be greatly beneficial because of the knowledge, creativity, and ideas pooled together. You could receive useful feedback from group members, and shorten the amount of time you might have originally spent on the project if you had worked alone.

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