Businesses today are too complex, says BCG Senior Partner Yves Marieux. There are too many layers separating business leaders from the action. As a result, employees feel miserable and disengaged at work.
Marieux goes on to explain how the traditional pillars of management have grown obsolete. “You can manage the new complexity of business without getting complicated. [When you do that] you create more value with lower cost. You simultaneously improve performance and satisfaction at work,” he says.
In his Ted Talk shared below, Marieux offers six rules for “Smart Simplicity,” one of which is to increase the quantity of power: