When working on a project, it is very important to think about specific roles for each member of the group. The group members can be divided into big and small groups. This way, every group member will not be dumping heads and will be concentrating on their task providing a better outcome.
Big groups consist of more than 6 people. The group with one edge is one option.
Therefore, bigger groups with more edges allow for greater diversity or more ideas, once you split the bigger group into smaller groups, allowing more edges.
The people are divided into smaller groups, depending on the skills and gifts they have. Each person gets to do research and work on a certain problem. At the end of this process, every group member shares their findings, picks the best conclusion and come up with a specification, which will become the proposed advice for our client. It is a good environment for propagating work and also an ability to co-create.
The small groups usually consist of 3 or 4 people. It is a great environment for people to reflect their ideas. There are not too many ideas flying all over the place coming from multiple people. This smaller group size allows for a better developed and more concentrated outcome. They are also more motivated since the members have a greater bond with each other. The process of generating and extracting ideas occurs in small groups.
There is something interesting about the total amount of people in one group. Their efficiency often depends on the amount of members. A group with an even number of members (for example 2 or 4) tend to be much more stable. On the other hand, groups with odd numbers tend to collaborate and motivate each other.
As a conclusion, we would advice our customer to have one big group, who has the same goal – developing a social platform. It should be a big group, consisting of 8 people. It will have two odd number groups consisting of 3 people. The web developers will be in charge of creating the site. The other big groups consist of 3 testers, who are in charge of finding any kind of issues with the site and then evaluate it. The small group will consist of only 2 people who are the graphic designers.