WHY DO PEOPLE JOIN GROUP?

People join groups and teams for a variety of reasons. The complexity and ambitions of human life require that we work in groups. It seems that we are all a member of at least one group, most of us is a member of many.

Although our membership within some of these groups is probably involuntary (e. g. family). Much of what we hope to produce and accomplish can be done only through collective action. Lone individuals cannot play symphonies or football games; build cities or industries, or government or universities.

At a more fundamental level, humans may have an innate need to belong to groups, stemming from evolutionary pressures that increased people’s chance of survival and reproduction when they lived in groups rather than is solution.

The reason why do people join a group is following:

– Including performing takes that can’t be accomplished alone,

– For goal achievement

– Enhance self-esteem,

– Social identity

– Security

– Status

For humans attraction to group life serves not only to protect against threat and uncertainty in a physical sense but also to gain a greater sense of personal and social identity.

I want to explain what benefit of joining a group is:

– Learning – User groups provide a unique opportunity for people to learn from their peers.

– Shearing experiences – most human beings love to share and highlight their expertise and knowledge. During most community meetings, members share their challenges and experiences with each other.

– Networking – The opportunity to network and make new connections with industry peers, make new friends is endless.

– Meeting Experts – Typical user group meetings feature an expert’s speaker who shares knowledge among the community members.

– Solution of problems – Community members are very helpful in helping one another. Most user group sites feature an online forum enabling interactions between members.

For humans, attraction to group life serves not only protect against threat and uncertainty in a physical sense but also to gain a greater sense of personal and social identity. As social beings, we come to understand ourselves and our place in the world with reference to the groups that constitute our identities. Certainly the appeal of joining a variety of virtual groups and buildings a large of friends on social network sites is fueled by the feelings of social identity and connectedness they foster.

 

Written by Zhana Gabechava

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