Size is less important than intention.Makers in business are surrounded by instructions to go big or go home, but you don’t have to do either. You don’t have to lead your company into bigness, and you don’t have to curl up in a ball because you are not breaking all kinds of entrepreneurial records. You can decide that size is irrelevant.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need a big team to accomplish your specific business goals. Keeping the company small is a choice for some. And it doesn't mean these people aren't ambitious or passionate about what they do. Create a team that has the perfect number of members for where you are right now — and adjust down or up as you go.
Small teams can make a big impact with a compassionate leader at the helm. There’s nothing like the agility, focus, inventiveness, and esprit de corps of an effective small team of committed and talented individuals, willing to put the team’s success ahead of everything else to deliver the seemingly impossible. .
The same is true in business. If the task is routine but requires many resources, big companies often win out. However, larger groups frequently have a hard time maintaining teamwork and unity of purpose. For breakthrough results, small is where it’s at. With a small team, tasks stay focused, everyone knows everyone, and nobody can slack or hide.
Michael Jordan once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” - believe in the power of collaborative teams.