The ‘two pizza rule’ is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ secret to productive meetings

How do you ensure that work meetings are productive? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a two-fold plan: do not have unnecessary meetings and use the “two pizza rule.” Simply put, to keep a meeting productive, don’t have any meetings where two pizzas would not feed the entire group. Small groups help ensure creativity and productivity. Other ways to ensure that meetings are successful are to have a pre-set agenda, have firm ground rules, appoint an effective moderator, and ensure that the topics up for discussion are relevant to attendees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos makes a point of steering clear of unnecessary meetings.
  • The more people you pack into the meeting, the less productive the meeting will likely be.
  • Gathering together a massive squad for your meeting will just stifle creativity.

“Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn’t feed the entire group.”

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