Today’s leaders are poorly served by conventional management theories and practices. Instead of helping executives manage the growing complexity of business, the supposed solutions only seem to make things worse. A new book from BCG, outlines a better approach to managing complexity. The approach is called smart simplicity, and it hinges on six simple rules.
Rather than setting detailed strategies and goals, these five leaders impart a directional vision for their organizations to follow. They favor fluid decision making. Rather than leading from the top through hierarchy, they institutionalize leadership throughout their organizations. They embrace complexity rather than retreat from it or wish it away.