Fibonacci And The Golden Collaboration Ratio

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Fibonacci Ratio: the special ratio that can be used to describe the proportions of everything from nature's smallest building blocks (atoms,) to the most advanced patterns in the universe, such as solar systems. Nature relies on this innate proportion to maintain balance, but the collaborative world also seems to conform to this 'golden ratio'.

The ratio is 1.618, or its inverse 0.618. Amazingly, almost everything has dimensional properties that adhere to the ratio of 1.618. For example, honeybees. If you divide the female bees by the male bees in any given hive, you will get 1.618. If you measure from your shoulder to your fingertips, and then divide this number by the length from your elbow to your fingertips... 1.618 The same goes for your head to your feet divided by the length from your belly button to your feet. 



How can we learn from nature and the golden ratio to improve our daily collaboration? 



Admittedly, these would not fit in with Fibonacci's strict numeric requirements, but in terms of everyday collaboration, these two models are some of the easiest to present, use and put into practice within your organization. 

As you make any decision, tackle most problems, reach for any success, check back to these three interlocking circles and they will help you make your collaborative decision more successful.  Make sure you include all three in a fair an balanced way. A strictly political decision will never yield full acceptance and effective collaboration. 

If you find this video entertaining, you know that the balance of 1.618 does not exist in most work experiences.   


Using the appropriate collaboration methodology can also help you get to the rational, emotional, political OR being, knowing and doing success ratio much more quickly than you could do it yourself!