Some people prefer to work in big teams while there are others who prefer to work in smaller teams.
Whether it’s big or small the primary yardstick should be efficiency.
Here are ten reasons why working in smaller teams increase efficiency
Communication is the biggest challenge. If there s a multi layered structure where information need to be delivered across chances are that the original intention might not sound the way it originally was intended to be especially if it’s a face to face communication.
With smaller team, it’s clear cut and direct and if it’s a directive it comes from the horses mouth straight to the receiver.
Nothing is more effective than face to face communication.
You will get to know your team members better personally and this helps to inculcate trust and better communication. When you work with somebody that you can connect to personally things get done quicker.
When there s more people involved politics can rear it’s ugly head especially when a number of them have their own agenda.
As a whole everyone might pledge to support to the original objective however you will always wonder which one support it wholeheartedly and which one will find ways to act in a way which will benefit his or her own purpose.
You will get a quicker response and feedback and this will allow you to quickly move ahead. There is no need to second guess as clarity in the response will be distinctive and you will not be left in a lurch on how to move on.
As you get to know your team members better it allows the possibility of a more fruitful working environment and allows better teamwork which would suggest a more positive results in the long run.
Teamwork is cultivated at a quicker rate as well.
Freedom of expression
You would get more direct and frank exchange of opinions which is always what a constructive discussion is all about.
Not many will be afraid to air their views as everybody knows each other better and have some form of common understanding already.
Greater tolerance of dissent
Within a smaller group any negative comments during a discussion would be viewed in a positive way as it s likely not to have an ulterior motive other than a genuine concern on the topic of discussion.
There will always be some who has a different idea on how certain things should be done as not everybody will have the are opinion.
What’s important though is the understanding that the difference not due to any other reasons other than finding the best possible solution to move ahead.
In this manner dissenting voice would not be clamped down harshly.
If in a meeting everyone agrees to everything and no one disagrees then that’s where the problem starts.
Respect is earned and not given.
With exchanged of opinions, whether it’s dissenting voice or agreement in terms of ideas team members learn to respect each other quicker and better as you will see s lot of frank exchange of opinions
More productive meetings
Nobody likes a meeting especially if it’s not going to be fruitful one.
A meeting that involves many people will only mean that only a few people will speak and many more will be playing with their phones or working on the computer if the room is to large where some can sit far away for their presence to be unnoticed.
Long meetings can drag for hours and generally are very unproductive.
In a smaller group of meetings, frank and fruitful discussions can be held and action plan developed quickly.
A higher degree of enthusiasm is developed as you work with people who have good chemistry with you and a better understanding of who you are.
You begin to enjoy your work more as less politics are involved and generally people that you deal with are the ones that you have some form of trust in.