A camel is a horse designed by a committeePosted: February 23, 2014
Our best product driven companies have a pretty inclusive decision-making style. This means that every team member can contribute to key product decisions and their opinions and thoughts are taken seriously.
Sometimes this can go a little too far though and all of a sudden the product roadmap becomes more or less subject to a democratic process. Mostly inform of an unofficial committee of the most vocal team members – sometimes correlated with their seniority / experience, often not.
Then it’s important to remember that startups aren’t democracies and that a camel is horse designed by a committee.