SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Lam, C., (2015). The role of communication and cohesion in reducing social loafing in group projects. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. 78(4), 454-475.

Questions to consider:

  1. Explain social loafing and give 3 examples of it.
  2. How does the article posit that leaders’ communication can reduce social loafing?
  3. How do the findings of the study cause you to change your perspective? Or, support your perspective?
  4. Do you believe that these interventions, as described by this article, will have a positive impact on groups?

Article 2:  Griffith, J., Connelly, S., & Thiel, C., (2011). Leader deception influences on leader-member exchange and subordinate organizational commitment. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18(4): 508-521.

Questions to consider:

  1. Describe LMX and deception as proposed by the authors.
  2. Give some examples of when you have seen these behaviors in your experience.
  3. What is the most important point of this article?
  4. Can you give examples of when leader deception has hurt the leaders reputation?
  5. How does impact the commitment of employees/followers? How can we use this information to impact the escalation of commitment?