Amazon’s Jeff Bezos believes that if a team can’t be fed with two pizzas, it’s too big. This is obviously not because Jeff is overly scrupulous about operating costs. It’s because Jeff Bezos has a keen understanding of what sparks a specific type of productivity.
For Jeff, a two-pizza team is the optimal size for the productivity that results from personal interaction. It’s this particular flavor of productivity that fuels the tremendous engine of Amazon’s growth.
Yes, this is Jeff’s personal belief – but there’s significant scientific evidence to back it up, and Janet Choi, the Chief Creative Officer at iDoneThis, did an awesome job of telling the story: you should go read it now before continuing on.
We’re a small team here at Changelane and the two-pizza rule fits. As long as they are really big pizzas. We have big appetites.