Amazon reveals the organizational strategy that is key to its success

Amazon reveals the organizational strategy that is key to its success

Jeff Bezos revealed the organizational strategy that is key to Amazon's success. In this article, you will discover what the richest businessman in the world chooses to do in his business. Keep reading and learn all about it!

Jeff Bezos revealed the organizational strategy that is key to Amazon's success. In this article, you will discover what the richest businessman in the world chooses to do in his business. Keep reading and learn all about it!

Jeff Bezos, founder of the e-commerce giant Amazon, revealed a strategy he applied to meetings.  His rule of thumb is not to have meetings with more than 8 or 10 people at a time. It is known as the rule of the two pizzas (that must be able to feed the participants of the meeting).

By choosing this example, we are able to deduce that Amazon's structure, is based on small work teams. This gave the company agility that its rivals did not have.

Amazon's structure, is based on small work teams.

"Amazon's two-pizza teams are agile, develop flexible structures between teams, bring clarity or purpose, and are quick to innovate. They are also highly autonomous. When a team's workload is too great, Amazon may decide to split it up into several smaller teams to maintain its agility," explains Robin Gaster. 

Each employee is free to seek support and endorsement within or outside of their own regular team. Unlike traditional companies, which have clearly defined chains of command and for an idea to be put into practice, it must move up the chain of command, at Amazon this is completely different.

"Amazon's two-pizza teams are agile, develop flexible structures between teams, bring clarity or purpose, and are quick to innovate."

Amazon offers "multiple paths to yes." People can leave your team or even your division to find a team interested in an idea. Teams can find any number of senior officials who sponsor and support a project.

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