## Is 1+1 > 2?

Posted by itheabsolute on May 18, 2005

• We all talk about two heads better than 1 and in fact two heads better than 2 itself. The is called synergy. The entire concept of group work is based on this. But, in reality, is1+1 greater than 2? It depends. What these heads are determine the outcome of the combination of these heads. The weighted average is very important here. If one fellow has a lower IQ or has an equal IQ but operates at lower efficiency, then it is a drag on the other one, which results in 1+1 2. Again if one is irrational and the other is rational, then 1+1

## Anonymous said

Hi Vijay,

Nice analogy.

This type of “Pairing” in Informatin Technology called as “XP” (Xtreme Programing).

Thanks,

Pani

## itheabsolute said

hi mansi

fully agree with you that you dont need a b-school example to observe people and the dynamics involved in the interaction. my choice of the school is to give these dynamics in a time perspective. what happens to people when they know that they are going to be around for one year. in a party, say, if i were a participant, i can choose to quit whenever i want. sure, u just need an eye to observe things. u can get to know of people anywhere.

cheers

## mansi said

interesting take but then what u say happens everywhere just that the pace at ISB is much faster so evrything seems so…. what better way to watch group dynamics than sitting & observing from a corner in a party u wud be amazed at what u discover