Pick a TV show or movie that depicts a group. Maybe a legal drama that revolves around a jury; perhaps a show that focuses on a group of people at the same workplace. Then assess the group’s performance. In what ways does this group live up to its potential, with X heads being better than 1?

In what ways does the group not live up to its potential and show signs of process loss or other maladaptive tendencies? What strategies can you devise for optimizing this group’s performance on the tasks in question?