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Organizations are born simple. Size and scale make them complex and complicated. This blog is dedicated to making organizations simple.

Author: Simple Organizations

  • Focus on conversations, not feedback

    Focus on conversations, not feedback

    There is a fundamental difference between conversation and feedback. A feedback is one-way traffic, a conversation is more of a two-way traffic. A feedback focuses on the past performance, a conversation focuses on the future. A feedback, let us face it, is a scientific way of putting the positives and negatives together whereas a conversation…

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  • Embrace OKRs

    Embrace OKRs

    Objectives are the accountabilities that each person has, and key results are the results that happen when these accountabilities are met. OKRs make the job simple for the people in the organization. They know what is expected from them and they know what not to do.

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  • Give Accountability to everyone

    Give Accountability to everyone

    The problem that most organizations have with giving accountability is the fear of failure. But it is important that organizations treat failure as a part of accountability. Accountability must start from the top. The top management must lead by example and hold themselves accountable for the results of the organization.

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  • Reduce the layers in the organization

    Reduce the layers in the organization

    Simple organizations cannot have so many layers. It defeats the purpose of being simple. Simple organizations do not have more than five layers. OK, I can go up to six, though I still feel that is one too many.

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  • Make everyone a leader, not an employee

    Make everyone a leader, not an employee

    It is easy to be an employee. Employees can easily go unnoticed and follow others, never initiate an action, and wait for others to decide, and always put themselves first before others. But leaders cannot do this. They are always visible, even when they fail. They need to make others believe in them and not…

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  • Culture is everything and it starts at the top

    Culture is everything and it starts at the top

    The key for organizations is to not make their culture perfect, but to make it simple so that the people in the organization can understand them and the products they make can reflect the same.

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  • Simple Organizations

    Simple Organizations

    Organizations should be simple, because the people who work with them are simple. Complexity can create chaos and chaos can lead to culmination.

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