Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated.pdf
Yves Morieux is a Washington D.C.-based senior partner and managing director at the The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). An expert in corporate transformation, he leads the firm's development of approaches to help organizations create the structural and behavioral groundwork for competitive advantage. He is a BCG Fellow and director of the BCG Institute for Organization in the global People & Organization practice area. Peter Tollman is a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He has helped numerous global corporations improve their performance and organizational effectiveness. Peter leads BCG's People and Organization Practice in North America.
Cut the complexity--and let people work From two leading thinkers at the Boston Consulting Group, this book offers six smart and simple rules for making any organization less complicated. The findings from two BCG indexes that rate business complexity and layers of management and hierarchy inside firms send a clear message: complicatedness is killing the modern company by making it harder than ever for people to do their jobs. Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman say the only effective response to ever-increasing complexity is to stop trying to manage it. Instead, say the authors, let people work together and use their own intelligence to meet the challenges they face. Based on principles from organizational sociology, along with insights collected over two decades applying these principles in companies all over the world, this book presents six proven methods--"six smart rules"--for mobilizing people without giving them more processes, structures or hierarchies. Organizations that follow the rules will see a direct impact on performance and results.