When it comes to working together, someone else can get the job done. Teamwork is omnipresent in everyday life, with clear benefits in terms of shared help, motivation and knowledge. However, some dread teamwork, while others love it. Why is this? Ann-Kathrin Torka, Jens Mazei, and Joachim Hüffmeier use the latest psychological research to examine and dispute the phenomenon of social loafing in which some people have a tendency to reduce their output in a group setting.