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Seven Strategies for Simplifying Your Organization

Harvard Business Review

Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG [PDF], both of which identified complexity as a key business challenge. So to that end, we would like to offer a "simple" seven-step simplification strategy. Reduce levels and increase spans.