The Scaling Up Process is incredibly collaborative and inclusive. We highly recommend building a strategic team at the top. We want to surround the partners with the right people to achieve our goals together. One good way to think about this is in terms of company functions. Are all of the functions well represented in the strategic team: Sales + Marketing + Operations + HR + IT + Technology + Finance + R&D + Customer Service, etc. Another important consideration is having “strategic” individuals around the table. It will be challenging if the team has too many “tactical” team members. This process does require the ability to think strategically about the entire business.Eventually we will also integrate the next layer of management, and all other team members into the process.