Social Facilitation


Definition: Social Facilitation is the tendency for individuals to perform differently when in the mere presence of others (either as audience or as co-actors). More specifically, individuals tend to perform better on easy or well-rehearsed tasks and worse on complex tasks or new ones. The presence of others can either be real, implied, or even imagined. There are two types of social facilitation:
- Audience effect
- Co-action effects
The term "Social Facilitation" was coined by Norman Triplett in 1898.



More on social facilitation.
More on team management: Belbin Team Roles, Social Loafing, Team Development Stages.


MBA Brief offers brief, yet very accurate definitions of MBA concepts, frameworks, methods and models. We keep it short and provide some links in case you'd like to learn more around a subject.

© 2021 MBA Brief - Last updated: 5-3-2021  -  Privacy   |   Terms