"Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated" by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman; Harvard Business School Press, 240 pages ($30).
According to The Boston Consulting Group's fascinating Complexity Index, business complexity has increased sixfold during the past sixty years. And, all the while, organizational complicatedness _ that is, the number of structures, processes, committees, decision-making forums, and systems _ has increased by a whopping factor of thirty-five. In their attempt to respond to the increasingly complex performance requirements they face, company leaders have created an organizational labyrinth that makes it more and more difficult to improve productivity and to pursue innovation.
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