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May 19, 2014

Boost Productivity Through Simplicity

Katherine Baldwin

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Six-Simple-Rules-cover_80x125Life can be complex, but I am prone to complicating things. I tell myself to keep it simple, but I come up with all manner of scenarios and solutions for non-existing problems.

So I found the message of "Six Simple Rules" by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman relevant to me. It reminded me that the best approach is often the most straightforward one.

The authors offer six ways to manage organizational complexity in a simple way.

Their simple approach is best illustrated by their first rule: understand what your people do. Managers often misdiagnose problems because they don’t know what employees are dealing with, or they fail to take into account that cooperation comes at a price.

The audio clip below, from our Book Insight into "Six Simple Rules," explains this in more detail.

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"Six Simple Rules" offers a straightforward solution to the complex problems organizations face. Learn more about it in our premium members' Book Insight.

Question: What parts of your business or organization do you need to simplify, and can you do that now? Join the discussion below!

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