The costs and benefits of undoing egocentric responsibility assessments in groups

Eugene M. Caruso, Nicholas Epley, Max H. Bazerman
2006 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  
Individuals working in groups often egocentrically believe they have contributed more of the total work than is logically possible. Actively considering others' contributions effectively reduces these egocentric assessments, but this research suggests that undoing egocentric biases in groups may have some unexpected costs. Four experiments demonstrate that members who contributed much are actually less satisfied and less interested in future collaborations after considering others'
more » ... thers' contributions, compared to those who contributed little. This was especially true in cooperative groups.
doi:10.1037/0022-3514.91.5.857 pmid:17059306 fatcat:iymodby3ive7dmwy5jtp4nphoi