Forum January 2015

Rethinking business I think there is a huge difference between a small business and a multinational conglomerate (“The Quaker Points Game,” FJ Nov. 2014). From what I understand, we are psychologically capable of treating a group of around 200 people as practically family or good friends, but beyond that number, relationships get fuzzy. When you run a company with tens of thousands of employees, you can’t avoid becoming distanced from the people on the factory floor. The company I work for recently went from a few hundred to tens of thousands (bought out), and the change is pretty obvious to everyone🔒

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