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The Magic Number

The Magic Number

There is a magic number of close connections that humans can have. That number is 150. If one of an organization's offices or factories has more employees, the human connections grow cold and won't be as motivated.

This is no empirical estimation. Old hunter/gatherer tribes usually had 100-150 members. A company of marines consists of around 150 people.

When informality at the workplace is replaced by formality, it may be a hint that the group became too large and the Circle of Safety fractures.

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