Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated

  • 5h 10m 23s
  • Peter Tollman, Yves Morieux
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

According to The Boston Consulting Group’s fascinating Complexity Index, business complexity has increased sixfold during the past sixty years. And, all the while, organizational complicatedness—that is, the number of structures, processes, committees, decision-making forums, and systems—has increased by a whopping factor of thirty-five. In their attempt to respond to the increasingly complex performance requirements they face, company leaders have created an organizational labyrinth that makes it more and more difficult to improve productivity and to pursue innovation. It also disengages and demotivates the workforce.

Clearly it’s time for leaders to stop trying to manage complexity with their traditional tools and instead better leverage employees' intelligence. This book shows you how and explains the implications for designing and leading organizations.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. SIMPLE RULE ONE: Understand What Your People Do
  • 2. SIMPLE RULE TWO: Reinforce Integrators
  • 3. SIMPLE RULE THREE: Increase the Total Quantity of Power
  • 4. SIMPLE RULE FOUR: Increase Reciprocity
  • 5. SIMPLE RULE FIVE: Extend the Shadow of the Future
  • 6. SIMPLE RULE SIX: Reward Those Who Cooperate