GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski
When you want new thinking or rapid progress, create a small team.
When you have a small team, they manage the hand-offs on their own and help each other.
Small teams hold themselves accountable.
With small teams, one member’s problem becomes everyone’s problem in record time.
Small teams can’t work on more than one project at a time because it’s a small team.
And when a small team works on a single project, progress is rapid.
Small teams use their judgment because they have to.
The judgment of small teams is good because they use it often.
On small teams, team members are loyal to each other and set clear expectations.
Small teams coordinate and phase the work as needed.
With small teams, waiting is reduced because the team members see it immediately.
When something breaks, small teams fix it quickly because the breakage is apparent to all.
The tight connections of a small team are magic.
Small teams are fun.
Small teams are effective.
And small teams are powered by trust.
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