Less is more when it comes to team size

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How often have you thought to yourself, “If we just had more people on this project, our problems would be solved?” While it's common to think bigger must be better and more people should be able to get the job done more efficiently, research has shown the opposite is true.

In this week's post on Inc.com, “How Small Teams Can Make a Big Impact,” I share three ways that Pluralsight has found small teams can make a big impact when it comes to company growth and success. When you harness the power of smaller teams:

  • People feel more responsible for the output and thus increase their effort

  • The entire team can become more productive

  • Your startup can benefit from increased focus, simplicity, and flexibility

Lean principles include understanding the value of smaller teams and how to maximize their potential within your company. To catch up on recent research in this field and learn how to make better decisions about optimum team size, read the full post here.

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Aaron Skonnard

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.