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|Monday, 22 November 1999|
Three is a crowdis an English expression. It sounds a bit exaggerated to me. Looking back at my career the most successful projects has small teams indeed (www.qsm.com/...), staffed with just one, two or three persons (www.adaptivepartners.com/...).
A group of three has very clear communicationlines. Just two for each participant, with a total of three. Yes, I do admit that a group of two is even better. There is only one communicationline in a biangle. Only the lonely outdoes the group with no communication at all.
A group of three takes decisions easily. Usually, it is quite easy to find a majority for an idea. Individual qualities are not lost in group dynamics.
A group of four gets a bit more tricky. The number of communicationlines doubles from three to six. Taking decisions is harder as the votes often get equally divided.
Five is the absolute maximum for me. The total of 10 communicationlines is still quite clear. A majority is easy to find thanks to the odd number. Every individual will find a few fellow group members for joyful cooperation. Yet a group of five is still small enough for a strong mutual cohesion.
Guess you feel where I'm heading at. A group of six drowns in all the ocean of communication and is too busy to work. The quality sinks down too, just like the productivity. The individual opinions are lost in the group dynamics.
As a provisional solution one of the members takes charge and narrows the number of communicationlines down to 5, quite clear again.
This individual concludes: Six is a crowd.
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