Thursday, 12 April, 2012 Leave a comment
I can relate to the “desperation” that is apparent in the Author’s tone!
Virtually any company I have seen, with just a little coaching and prodding, can increase their bottom line by at least a full percentage point. Since most companies only make about 5% after tax, that one point is a 20% improvement.
And still they don’t react; they don’t change; and if they do, they do too little and only do it once. But complexity is like weeds in a garden. It keeps coming back again and again, and needs to be monitored, controlled and repeatedly removed.
Ironically, the systems that may fail first due to excessive complexity are not corporate systems. They are the incredibly complex systems that we call “government.”
Particularly in tough economic times, the opportunity to build better, more profitable and resilient enterprises, and economies, makes supreme sense. Read more of this post