Who Gets Blamed When a Group Project Goes Wrong?

We’ve all had that group project that simply didn’t work out. The group project that leaves the group itself responsible for the negative consequences. How are these failures perceived by outsiders? How do we divvy blame for failures that we have little background information about? According to a study done by researchers at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, we tend to assign those who already have reputations less blame than those who are still gaining experience, regardless of any other facts. What is the Matthew Effect, and why does it pose significant risks to group members who are still building their reputations? Read more>>

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