I, The Absolute

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

3 Responses to “Is 1+1 > 2?”

  1. Anonymous said

    Hi Vijay,

    Nice analogy.

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

    Thanks,
    Pani

  2. 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

  3. 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

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