Monday, September 20, 2010

"More" Junkies

The more the merrier. Sounds great, right? Not in business. The top issue I see in many corporations is having too many processes, options, programs, guidelines, and goals.

Most of the corporations that have this problem realize it, and what do they do? They come up with a new solgan or mantra--one more thing they introduce to make things better.

The answer is "less." Don't try to cram two hundred pounds of stuff into a paper bag. Be bold and vulnerable enough to focus on what you think the key issues and answers are and stop at that.

That means no new options until you see the previous ones being utilized. That means adding no additional steps to a process that already is too long. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

And when you do finally simplify, you can actually expect, if not demand, that those processes or steps be adhered to.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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