The Impact of Group Cohesiveness on Organizational Performance: The Nigerian Case

  •  Adeleke Banwo    
  •  Jianguo Du    
  •  Uchechi Onokala    


Several scholarly studies have associated strong group performance with a high level of group cohesion among the members. In this study, we investigated the impact of group cohesion on organizational performance using Carron, Widmeyer, and Brawley group environment questionnaire and Beauchamp, Bray and Carron (2002) role perception and acceptance scale administered to 180 employees in four branches of a commercial bank in Nigeria. The questionnaire was divided into three sections: demographics, role perception, acceptance and group cohesion. Our finding was inconclusive because group cohesion was found to be strong in groups with good performance likewise groups with weak performance. Further examination showed that groups with high cohesion consisting of members with higher organizational tenure outperformed groups made up of employees with lower organizational tenure.

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