The Creative Organisation
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This chapter examines the variables that need to be considered in building a project team. People need to figure out for themselves how to work with their colleagues, and that requires building a comfort level around them, understanding personalities, working styles, personal motivators and so forth. Most projects will be subject to some kind of change in the team during their life. When people are simply adding new resources that should be an easy case to prove once the team has adjusted to the new team members the productivity gains from more people being involved should be obvious. The situation is complicated by the likelihood that there will be a trade-off on the project constraints. The timeline might well have shortened. But this will still be the easiest decision for a project manager and stakeholders to make. When we make a decision to replace one individual with another, the cost-benefit equation could be more difficult.