|Originally posted by Miss Pie |
It has everything to do with it. You claimed it was a "pain". Group work is so fucking easy that it shouldn't be a pain at all if you know how to work within and/or manage a group.
Thats why I made it a point to differentiate between work and school.
If you are working any sort of decent job, then the people you are working with in a group want to be there, and even if they don't want to be there, they are usually competent enough to get whatever task you are trying to accomplish done. They also have more motivation in money than they do in grades (you don't get fired and stop making money in school).
In High School/Undergraduate you have no expectation of competence from the other people in your group. You might be interested in the group activity, but that does not guarantee that everyone else is. If no one else is motivated, it might as well be a solo-project, but often group activities (if the instructor isnt a fuck off) have a work load that is impossible to manage and complete just on your own (at least to a level of quality that will get you a good grade). This is why group activities are annoying. You end up spending more time managing a group of fuck-offs than you do actually getting work done.
I would argue in that case, it is not more easy than solo work, because not only do you have to do your part, but you have to make sure that others are doing theirs and that it fits in with the project, and if they aren't doing it in an acceptable way, then you have to carry their burden.
Also, I have noticed, that in most academics, in group projects a lot of times instructors will not pick a leader of a group. At least in the US it seems like the attitude is that of "everyone will work together fine, with no leader" or the expect the group to take the initiative and pick their own (which hardly happens, because no one is ballsy enough to say "I will be the leader" and if they do, people go "that person just thinks they are better than everyone, what an asshole, I am not listening to them").
If you want to dismiss my argument because you perceive me as lacking experience, fine, but if that is the case it should be easy to actually critique and argue against my points.