The Art of Keeping Things Simple

The Art of Keeping Things Simple

06.19.15Ron Ashkenas

Build simplification into the DNA of your organization

Manfred Hoefler, of "Change" magazine, interviews Ron Ashkenas.

Complexity is everywhere today. Ron and Manfred discuss how the best organization leaders maintain their focus on a few key priorities for their organizations. Ron, an expert on simplicity, says executives must be open to periodically reexamining their value proposition, product portfolio, processes, and management patterns. It is not easy, but it's necessary. The best leaders know how to:

  • make simplification a business goal and a priority
  • model simplification in their own behaviors
  • engage employees in various simplification 


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