If this Amazon CEO gives advice you should at least try to listen. His business is doing amazingly. It has grown quickly and everyone knows about it now. This advice will explain how he makes his meetings work for him, and since good business meetings get things done they do matter. If you have to do meetings you should try to make them comfortable for everyone so they feel good about the decisions made in them.
- The Amazon guru stipulates a ‘2 pizza’ rule, that dictates meetings must encompass no more people than can be adequately fed by 2 pizzas.
- Business strategists believe that smaller groups are ultimately more productive, inspiring less tendency to loafing, or lean on others ideas.
- Good and productive meetings call for ground rules, an assurance of relevance for all attendees, and a great moderator.
“One potential key to Bezos’ success is that he minimizes the amount of meetings he takes.”