Almost 6 years ago, when I join this company, we only have 8 persons, including the boss and secretary. We know each other, know what they are doing, what they do in personal life. With the company culture focused on people, we are getting very well, struggling together to survive the IT burst in year 2000.
Six year later, we are now a 25 persons department. We have several projects, with project managers fighting to get their resources. Two troubled projects sucks almost half of our resources. As for people relatoin, I barely know more than half of the group.
Are we growing to fast that we loss the feeling of family and relationship? We used to have a regular monthly meeting with the group, where we would share the success, problem, and having lunch together. Growing is good, but at what expense?