Pulling Together: What it Takes to Build Group Cohesion

RapidStart Leadership

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. Sherif and his team had seen what they thought they would. It took a little while, but working together they managed to get the valve unstuck. Learn Concepts RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog group cohesion muzafer sherif robber's cave social science team culture

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You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works

Harvard Business Review

Consider Brian Welle, a Google manager who needed to roll out a huge initiative to tackle the problem of unconscious bias in the workplace. Psychologists Muzafer Sherif and Carl Hovland identified a powerful dynamic about attitude change, and gave it a clunky name: the latitude of acceptance. In 2005, Dave Licher was a project manager for a large defense contractor. Influence Change management