Pulling Together: What it Takes to Build Group Cohesion

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Back in the 1950s, Social Scientist Muzafer Sherif was trying to understand what drives groups apart and what brings them together. Sherif had the teams of boys live in separate, isolated cabins. In just a few short days of hiking and other camp activities, the “Eagles” and the “Rattlers” had quickly developed their own, very distinct team identities. Sherif and his team had seen what they thought they would. When you all pull together, it pulls you all together.

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