Source: Wall Street Journal
Published: October 2011
Circulated: July 2, 2019
Founding Amazon, Jeff Bezos wanted a decentralized, even disorganized company where independent ideas would prevail over groupthink.
He instituted, as a company-wide rule, the concept of the “two-pizza team”: any team should be small enough that it could be fed with two pizzas.
The more people you pack into a team, the less productive the meetings of that team will likely be.
For each additional person over seven members in a decision-making group, decision effectiveness is reduced by approximately 10% (source: Bain & Company).