As the business world grows in complexity, organizations themselves are becoming more complicated. This “complicatedness” stifles worker productivity, throttles innovation and suppresses profit margins. The global management consultants at the Boston Consulting Group surveyed leaders and employees about complicatedness and found it takes a heavy toll on performance. The remedy – simplifying – requires a comprehensive approach. If you believe your company doesn’t suffer from complicatedness, getAbstract recommends asking your employees.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why organizations are becoming more complicated,
- How “complicatedness” hurts performance and
- How leaders can approach simplification.
About the Authors
Reinhard Messenböck and Yves Morieux are senior partners and managing directors at the Boston Consulting Group where Jaap Backx is a partner and managing director, and Donat Wunderlick is a principal.