Disagree and commit

In Amazon’s letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos talks about it’s policy of “Disagree and commit.”

Debates are had to determine the way forward, but at some point a decision is made.

Regardless of whether you agree with the decision, you commit to making a success of it.

This is a beautiful way of maximizing speed, minimizing passive-aggressive behavior, and failing fast.

Most of the time it doesn’t matter whether the decision is right or wrong, it just matters that a decision is made and the team gets 100% behind it, executing at top speed.

The sooner you go down a fork in the road, the sooner you can tell whether it’s the wrong path ad backtrack.

Disagree and commit.