6 Steps to Smart Simplicity
Here’s a Ted talk from Yves Morieux with a somewhat challenging view on why productivity and motivation are falling in most companies and organisations, despite all the advances in technology and communication.
In this 10 minute video he challenges the two accepted pillars of management in business and organisations, the hard measures e.g. structure, systems, metrics etc and the soft measures e.g. interpersonal skills, traits & feelings. He asserts they are now obsolete and instead we should be use the smart simplicity approach.
We have to admit, initially we were a bit sceptical especially as much of our work is based on those same two pillars of management. However we have being doing some work in an organisation recently where a couple of the elements of this approach are in use and its very apparent, to us at least, the positive impact this approach has on both productivity and motivation.
As always please give it a watch and let us know what you think. Do you agree or disagree with his view We’d love to hear from you.
Martin & Elizabeth
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