Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization

Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization

08.19.09

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August 19, 2009

Ron Ashkenas

Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization
We're all drowning in complexity and information overload. Do something about it. Over the past 30 years, I've worked with hundreds of senior executives, and not one of them has said, "My goal is to make the organization so complex that people won't be able to get things done." Yet almost every manager I know complains about convoluted decision-making, endless budget planning cycles, confusing data, unnecessary reporting, unproductive meetings and a host of other excesses of complexity. The truth is that most organizations are indeed too complicated... Download PDF

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