Large Companies vs Small Companies | Joe Shew

ByJoe Shew
Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Companies come in all shapes and sizes. There are benefits to leading both small and large companies. Which one an individual prefers often has to do with their skillset. Leadership is one of the things that is a factor in the potential a particular company has to grow. A leader’s role in any company will not necessarily be the same every day. Since leaders head projects, their role varies depending on the scope of the project they are overseeing at any given time. The more involved a project is, the more time its leader spends guiding the other employees, rather than simply completing tasks. As small and large companies approach their growth differently, the role of a leader is always evolving. When someone leads a project for a small company, they are often given fewer responsibilities. It is a large task to tackle with a large company, but a much narrower one to address with a small company. Leaders at any size company need to know when to delegate tasks to others and when they should be completing those tasks themselves. The dynamics are also different from larger companies because the smaller ones are often family-run. This changes the entire way one communicates with those they are leading. Personal relationships are more impactful on small companies than large ones. They give a company a unique dynamic that larger ones don’t have. Leaders at smaller companies often find their position more satisfying and fulfilling. For those who want to flex their creative muscles, small companies are the ideal work environment. Read more:
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Published: April 28, 2020
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