#8a: How the needs of information sharing shapes an organisation.


The need for broad context to guide good decisions shapes an organisation's structure. As an organisation grows, fewer people possess a broad enough context to make optimal decisions.

This diffusion of knowledge is inevitable at scale. As a result, larger organisations tend towards centralised groups for (product and engineering) decisions. In these groups, context is shared and hence the burden on an individual to possess full organisational knowledge is lessened.

Related: 8, 8a1, 8a2