Complexity is slowing companies down, costing them on average 10% of their profits. Based on cutting-edge research, this practical 'how to' guide will show businesses how to remove complexity to boost profits and morale.
SIMON COLLINSON is Professor of International Business and Innovation at Henley Business School, Reading University (UK) and Guangbiao Chair Professor, Zhejiang University (China). He sits on the governing councils of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) and has held the roles of Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (MBAs) at Warwick Business School. Simon has over 20 years of executive teaching and consulting experience with a wide range of multinational companies in the areas of strategy, innovation and international business. His research has recently featured in The Times, The Sunday Times, BBC Radio 4, the New Statesman and the US News and World Report. MELVIN JAY is a Founder and CEO of the Simplicity Partnership. He has over 25 years of commercial and consulting experience. He spent the first 15 years of his working life battling complexity in blue-chip companies like Danone and Novartis. As a consultant he now works at the Simplicity Partnership, tackling the most difficult complexity problems with some of the world's biggest companies, across different sectors, including retailing, professional services, pharmaceuticals, financial services, technology and consumer goods.
What is Complexity, What is Simplicity? The True Cost of Complexity: What are the Business & Human Consequences of Complexity What are the Causes of Complexity?: The Human Factor Where Complexity Hides in Your Company and how to Find it? How to Work Out how much Complexity is Actually Costing You How to Remove Complexity 20 Quick and Easy Things You Can Do The Simplicity Tool Kit How to Remove Product Complexity How to Remove Strategic Complexity How to Remove Process Complexity How to Simplify Management Information and Reporting How to Remove Organisational Complexity How to Change the Management Behaviours that Cause Complexity Communicating with Simplicity