Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cocktail Party Problem

Great post by 37 Signals on the Cocktail Party Problem.

Click through but this is my favorite excerpt:

"A small, intimate dinner party among old friends is a different story, though. There are genuinely interesting conversations and heated debates. At the end of the night, you feel like you actually got something out of it.
Hire a ton of people rapidly and a “strangers at a cocktail party” problem is exactly what you end up with. There are always new faces around so everyone is unfailingly polite. Everyone tries to avoid any conflict or drama. No one says, “This idea sucks.” People appease instead of challenge."