07 June 2016
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.