Twofer Tuesday: On Simplification & Holacracies

Here are two articles that caught my eye this week. Feel free to let me know what you think here on the blog, or join our LinkedIn group – the link is at the end of this post.

Six ways to simplify your life at work

Hands up of us who don’t feel a little over-connected, over-committed and overwhelmed?

Here’s a TED talk that shares six rules to simplify our overly complex world. Now, I do remember the quote from someone who said, “For every problem there’s an answer that’s short, simple … and wrong”. There’s a way of reducing complexity until it’s too simple.

And … I’d be curious to know what you thought the most useful or insightful suggestion Yves Morieux makes.

Read: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Is this the death of managers?

There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Zappos new approach to management. Even as we speak, Dilbert is beginning to mock it … so it must be important.

Here’s a Fast Company article outlining it’s new no-manager approach to management.

What do you reckon its chances of success might be?

Read: No Managers Required: How Zappos Ditched The Old Corporate Structure


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