When determining a group’s purpose you must consider the size of the group and how this will impact the outcome. It is often considered that smaller group sizes are more effective because individuals feel a a greater sense of accomplishment than when working in a larger group. It is also more difficult to determine an individual effort in larger groups. An ideal group size should be around five individuals or you are faced with the fact there is no cohesion within the group.
The cohesiveness of the group is the ability in which the group performs and bonds as a whole. It is suggested that an individual will not exert the required effort and is not an essential part in a group setting. The goals are more apt to be completed the more cohesive the group. When an individual feels they are involved in a quality group the better the response from that individual. Some individuals will slack if the feel that the core group is not close but if the feeling is that of a mutual bond then they feel