May 26, 2024

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s weekly column in The Free Lance-Star discusses the advantages of having fewer employees. Read A SMALL TEAM CAN BE ENOUGH.


A FRIEND’S volleyball team recently won a national championship. As I watched the elite eight, the commentator kept reminding us that the team had only 10 players. That is a fairly small team in volleyball circles, where most teams have at least 15 players.

Despite having only 10 players, his team ultimately won the national championship and had a perfect record for the year in doing so. So it got me thinking.

The size of the team doesn’t really matter—in sports or in the workplace—if you have the right people. Read more.