Power of small teams. LO5613

Virginia I. Shafer (vshafer@AZStarNet.com)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 21:58:08 -0700

Replying to LO5555 --

John Conover shares:

> THE POWER OF SMALL TEAMS: Sun Microsystems chief technology officer
> Eric Schmidt favors small teams and a focused approach to technical
> problems: "The proper arrangement at a company is a very large
> number of very small businesses. The best things were done by very
> small engineering teams, because a small engineering team is forced
> to make tradeoffs to do only one thing. They are very committed...
> But small teams go against human nature. Human nature is to build
> bigger and bigger enterprises."

I'd like to see evidence that "Human nature is to build bigger and bigger
enterprises." Oh, the ego of an American! Because it is unfortunately
our cultural tendancy, someone now believes it is "human nature?" Tsk,

Ginger Shafer
The Leadership Dimension
"Bringing Leadership to Life"

vshafer@AZStarNet.com (Virginia I. Shafer)

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