“We chose to increase the complexity of our lives by having children”
I found this article and diagram by Austin Kleon very insightful—as a five person household I now realize we have
12 10 relationships to manage. You can apply the same concept to work teams.
Even though I’m a big fan of simplicity, I don’t necessarily see our family complexity negatively, as Marcus in About A Boy says:
“Suddenly I realized – two people isn’t enough. You need backup. If you’re only two people, and someone drops off the edge, then you’re on your own. Two isn’t a large enough number.”