My short answer is that there is no ideal number. What really matters is getting the right people in the room, viagra ed meaning those that can make a significant contribution to the discussion.
But then the person asking reframed her question, allergist “What is the maximum number of participants in a meeting?”
I suspect that behind this question lurks the convener´s fear of working with a large group and the common misconception that a small group is easier to manage than a large one.
Think about it. In your experience, is a small group capable of
- Wasting time?
- Getting off track?
- Getting stuck in conflict?
- Making bad decisions?
By the same token, can you remember a large group that
- Focused on the key issue at hand?
- Generated and evaluated ideas?
- Dealt effectively with conflict?
- Made good decisions?
The success factor of a meeting is determined by the quality of the planning before the event (including clear objective, well-structured agenda, inviting the right people) and skillful facilitation of the process.
In short, it is not how many should attend but who and why.