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“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be: ‘meetings.’” — Dave Barry, comedian and newspaper columnist
- Communication Overhead is the proportion of time you spend communicating with your team instead of getting productive work done.
- Communication is absolutely necessary, but as the size of your team increases, so does Communication Overhead.
- The solution is simple but not easy: make your team as small as possible. This will save everyone’s time and increase productivity.
Questions for Consideration:
- How much of your team’s time is spent communicating with each other vs. actually making progress toward the goal?
- How can you reduce communication time while keeping everyone on the same page?
- Could you feasibly reduce the size of the active team to decrease communication overhead?
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