The larger the organization is, the greater this illusion becomes.
As organizations grow, communication challenges grow as well. In fact, they grow dramatically faster (exponentially) than the organization headcount does.
To illustrate: In an organization with 3 people, there are only 3 possible different interactions.
- In an organiztion with 25 people (8x as many people), there are 300 possible different interactions = 100x increase in the complexity of communications
- In an organization with 100 people (33x as many people), there are 4,950 possible different interactions = 1,650x increase in the complexity of communications