Here’s a Key Factor to Consider When Building Your Scale-Up Team

Emotions are a critical but underappreciated aspect of new venture management. Recruit accordingly.

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Team Size and Diversity

Take team size. What research has been done on team size and new venture performance is equivocal. Some suggest larger teams lead to better performance due to their ability to handle complex situations. Others suggest smaller teams boost performance due to their ability to integrate different outlooks.

Escalation of Commitment

But there’s another way of looking at new venture teams, besides skills, size, or diversity. If you’re a founder, what sort of top management team would help you make better decisions when the pressure is really on?

I write about new management ideas. And other stuff. Author of Where Is Here: Canada’s Maps and the Stories They Tell.

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