How Many People Do You Need?: Why Small Teams Win And Bigger Ones Fail
We live in a world of abundance which in the end has a negative consequence on our way of thinking. And in the business world, we become cluttered in the need for more. More people, more resources, bigger offices, more products, more features — it’s a “more and more” era. And we slowly start forgetting that less is a good thing. Constraints are advantages in disguise.
I had a conversation with a guest on the podcast, and we noticed that some companies hire fast and a lot of designers only because everybody else does it. They are on a hunt for talent, and they want the most and the best. This way, they make teams of hundreds, adding layers and layers and layers of human resources in the belief of “more is better”.
And you might think that, for example, being a company such as Facebook who serves more than 1 billion users you need that many designers. You need dedicated teams who will work on a simple share button. Because otherwise how can you serve 1 billion people?
When you see big companies pumping money in like crazy into their design teams, you start getting a feeling that you need dozens or hundreds of designers to make it happen in the new “design-driven era”. But that’s not true. Usually, if not always, it’s a waste of money….
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