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The Human Side Week 12: Working as Small Self-Organising Teams

Posted by Graham Kirkwood on 7 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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What is the ideal work group size to achieve maximum work performance?  How can thesse groups be best arranged in a workspace?  Doctrine within military and emergency combat agencies is to limit the span of control to 5-7 people.  A group of 6 is frequently acknowledged as an ideal environment to generate creative ideas and solutions to problems; think of a Jazz Sextet, the Scout Patrol or the military Navy Seals 'Six'.    Within many team sports the number of team members range from 5-7.    There is research to support that the same principles apply to work teams within office environments.

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