Why Growing Past 20 Employees is so Damn Hard (and what you can do about it)

Eric Jorgenson
Jun 13, 2017 · 10 min read

Ideal Startup Life: A Team of 10

Shitshow Startup Life: A Team of 20+

The First Hierarchy

Unique Jobs are lost, Conformity is pushed

A New Social Structure

New Team Members

More Divided

More Uncertain

The Impact of These Compounding Effects

Moving Backwards

Echo Chamber of Discontent

Every. Damn. Time.

What Will Happen

Stabilizers & Destabilizers

Complaining is Nature’s Way

To be a better startup employee during this:

To be a better startup leader during this:


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