Evidence suggests that methods of organization are taught and perpetuated as societal innovations. Understanding and teaching organization may go a long way towards alleviating poverty.

Individuals working side by side, but not together, can never be more than additive in their production. One worker’s product is added to another and then another to eventually become a community’s productivity. In contrast, organization is a multiplier. Studies on manufacturing companies provide direct evidence of this effect. Those that employ over 200 people are over 10 times more productive in terms of value added per employee than companies with less than 50 people.