Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters

  • 7h 21m 9s
  • Lisa Bodell
  • Gildan Media
  • 2016

Imagine what you could do with the time you spend writing emails every day. Complexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Why Simple Wins helps leaders and their teams move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today's corporate world to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, individuals and companies can begin to recognize which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value. Lisa Bodell's simplification method has several unique principles: Simplification is a skill that's available to us all, yet very few leaders use it. Simplification is the right thing to do--for our customers, for our company, and for each other. Operating with simplification as our core business model will make it easier to be respectful of each other's time. Simplification drives culture, and culture in turn drives employee engagement, customer relations, and overall productivity.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One: Creating the Monster
  • Chapter Two: The “What” and “Why” of Complexity
  • Chapter Three: Gauging Your Complexity Problem
  • Chapter Four: Work That Matters
  • Chapter Five: The Simplicity Mindset
  • Chapter Six: The Simplicity Toolkit
  • Chapter Seven: Become the Chief Simplification Officer
  • Chapter Eight: Getting Simplification Right