“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” -Betty Reese (per 37signals)
As you all should be aware, we’re in love with 37signals. Well they posted this quote a few weeks back and it made me realize that the size is not really important. A mosquito lives by eating blood. It’s small but effective. Some companies have problems because they over think things, hire too many people, and then when they realize that they could achieve the same results with fewer resources, people get hurt.
Personally, I rather be understaffed as it makes people be creative. You can easily get the same results that you would from a greater amount of people. However, you also need to know when you’ve reached 110% of your resources and are cutting it thin. What would you say is the line?