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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Sales Wolf Blog

Shawn Parr, Fast Company : 10 New Year's Resolutions for Innovative Teams Mark Stelzner, Inflexion Advisors : 2011: The Year of Reactionary HR Seth Godin's Blog : Maybe Next Year. Jon Ingham's Strategic HCM Blog : Is 2011 the Time to Stop Treating People Like Tools? Shawn Parr, Fast Company : 10 New Year's Resolutions for Innovative Teams Mark Stelzner, Inflexion Advisors : 2011: The Year of Reactionary HR Seth Godin's Blog : Maybe Next Year.

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Why Less is More in Teams

Harvard Business Review

But whatever the historical reasons, the number of people on a team has significant impact on performance. The earliest known attempt to investigate the relation between team size and productivity dates back about a hundred years to the now famous experiments by French engineer, Maximilien Ringelmann. In a set of simple rope pulling experiments he discovered that, in what is now known as the Ringelmann Effect , people's efforts quickly diminish as team size increases.

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