Description: A little more than 10 years ago, the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar began a study of the Christmas-card-sending habits of the English. This was in the days before online social networks made friends and “likes” as countable as miles on an odometer, and Dunbar wanted a proxy for meaningful social connection.
Date: Jan 10, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- What is the Dunbar Number?
- Do you think the theory makes sense?
- How should managers employ this concept in the organization structure and function of the firm?
- What else can business managers learn from Dunbar’s research?