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Work Complexity

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I just finished reading a book called Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster by Bill Jensen.

The layout and overall flow of the book was a little complex for a book titled Simplicity, but the book contained tons of great information and ideas.

The book had my mind racing…..identifying areas where we have unnecessary complexity at work………thinking of ways to organize, simplify, and work smarter.

One idea that came up throughout the book was this…..

– Knowledge workers in most companies are bombarded with, overwhelmed with, and drowning in information, data, meetings, and requests for their time.

– Making sense of it all becomes job #1.

– Turning all that information into action falls a distant second.

The author found that simple companies and organizations provide tools and organize information in a way so that employees are able to spend less time on making sense of everything and more time on taking action.

To the whiteboard…..



Written by Aaron

March 23, 2008 at 5:11 pm

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  1. I like the model of simplifying an organization. It makes sense to have everyone in the company on the same page so you can take action faster. This reminds me of “Lean Principles” in business.


    March 23, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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