It’s not always easy. What does that mean and why? We make most things difficult in our lives, and it doesn’t have to be. Life is simple, but we keep making it more complicated — So said Confucius in 500 BC
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Firstly, life can be more difficult for you due to the huge influx of information and technology. Simplicity has become impossible, especially in companies. For example. Trying to schedule a Zoom meeting at the last minute – what happens?
how do we complicate it all
Consider the daily deluge of items: calendar invites, metrics, measurements, procedures, technology, over-permissions, paperwork, unnecessary work, etc. We often create complexity rather than simplicity. We can do that by overdoing ourselves and making exceptions – and staying in the meeting mania mode.
Second, some people make up for poor performance with crazy chores. We often revise solutions to make people feel better about participating in a process. Much of it is unnecessary – but actually we are.
The complex workaround technique has many downsides: fatigue, lack of results, dissatisfaction, shaken passion, cost of execution, and employees leaving the company.
Or could it be you? Talk for about half an hour and then send a settlement letter to close the sale.
What is the cost of this choice in a given company? Multiply that amount by all of your options. and all their meetings.
Why simplicity helps businesses
Businesses that aim for simplicity have an advantage. Here’s a lesson learned in the 1990’s. The mortgage application process was excruciating for potential customers. As a result, banks and lenders made the process more customer-friendly and saw tremendous growth.
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The evidence supports this. Hedrick & Strugges studied Fortune 500 “super accelerators” and discovered a passion for simplicity. The report’s authors write that they embrace simplicity as a way of living, thinking and working – and this allows them to quickly identify and reallocate resources to opportunities needed. Teams that followed these rules fared better financially. Simplicity pays off.
think fast easy. Good. Completely.
It is the basis for a “Fast. Easy. Good. Done” mentality with customers and employees and a game-changing mindset that combines these four interconnected components to drive performance. Change that motto and see the results.
how easy to be
Specialists often ask clients to operate as private equity firms. History or connections do not bind customers, allowing them to make various simple choices about how to carry out their tasks. However, it is a liberating and powerful approach to your work. In addition, many of us feel that our emotions influence our actions and decisions.
Think: simplify now or sink later.
To face the simple, we have to think differently. Many experts typically have groups of ten people pass a ball around in a circle, emphasizing that it must make contact with each person’s hands.
Try this game with your team
Managers plan their first round and give them some planning time. Some experts have multiple groups doing this together to make this little exercise competitive. Then we celebrate the winner. When advised to cut their time in half, space explodes and they experiment and usually succeed. After that, some experts instruct the team to double their time.
Now they say that the manager (boss) is crazy. In the end, the winning team should hold hands and have one person move the ball around while touching hands (this is what the team should end up with.
Think: we need to change the way we think. Simplicity will win, pass it on.
1. Get a pictorial weed wacker for your old ways. Be brutal when you simplify.
That said, don’t hold back just because you always have.
2. Communicate briefly.
Also, say what you want to say on the bumper stickers.
3. Consider your audience.
The point of reference is usually a bright, retired 95-year-old mother. But is it enough for him to understand that, even if he has no previous experience?
4. Simplify all decision making
Who is the bottom-level decision maker?
5. Aim for results. goals of simplicity.
However, time is money, so act wisely.
6. Define your needs.
do we need it What can we do? How can we speed up? Reuse surplus forever.
7. Get a review of your processes
Examine it with a neutral side. One who believes in simplicity.
8. Be bold in scene editing. no extra conversation or process at work
Say no to complications.
9. Accept mistakes.
Striving for perfection is expensive. Another done is a good motto. Or it doesn’t have to be perfect.
10. Lastly, review your to-do list and prioritize tasks.
ie remove meetings, reports etc and see if anyone notices/requests them.
Expert opinions indicate that reducing the minutes required for processes, meetings and entire projects will greatly benefit your company, your employees and your shareholders.
Think like a zen master
How simple can you make it easier to schedule a meeting? And then how do you introduce disruptive simplicity into every meeting? Impossible? unproductive? not american? Nonsense. Decide to become one of the greatest businessmen – and think like a Zen master.
Think like Henry Ford
For example, Henry Ford mandated egg timing in meetings. Ten minutes. When he’s gone, he’s gone. Anything undecided or unclear was sent to them in the form of a memo. Ford executives were known for the brevity of their meetings. And Henry kept laughing all the way to the bank. You can do the same.
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