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Synonyms for loafing

having no employment

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Individual factors are also of great importance when delineating the nature of social loafing (Smrt & Karau, 2011).
Many people appear susceptible to social loafing in group tasks (Smrt & Karau, 2011), including 5-year-old children, whose performance in group settings has been found to be affected in different ways by evaluation according to task difficulty (Arterberry, Cain, & Chopko, 2007).
Creative Loafing CEO Ben Eason heads a group that includes family members and BIA Digital Partners, a creditor that put up $10 million to help fund the 2007 purchase of the Chicago Reader and Washington City Paper that ultimately forced Creative Loafing to seek bankruptcy protection.
In the wrangling over rules for the auction, Eason's group wants "in-kind" offers, such as its offer of free office space to Creative Loafing, to count as part of a winning bid.
One cause of social loafing is the fact that individual effort or contributions are often perceived to be unidentifiable when work is performed in groups.
Additionally, the effects of non-contingent rewards and punishments on social loafing also are explored.
One primary explanation of the social loafing phenomenon is the lack of performer identifiability.
Social loafing has received relatively scant attention by researchers in the sport psychology literature.
Instead, the judge said under Eason's management, Creative Loafing had taken steps to preserve value, such as cutting costs and accelerating the roll-out of Web offerings.
Atalaya and BIA Digital Partners lent Creative Loafing $40 million to finance the 2007 purchase by Creative Loafing of two big alt-papers, the Chicago Reader and Washington City Paper, and to pay down some debt.
Delano rejected a motion by Atalaya Administrative LLC asking to take ownership of Creative Loafing, which owes it $30 million.
At issue in the hearing was whether the reorganization plan Creative Loafing submitted to the court earlier this month has any chance of succeeding.
Ruxton will serve as the Creative Loafing papers' exclusiverepresentative for national print advertising, and will also providenon-exclusive representation for on-line advertising through it Ruxton Digital Media Network.