Crushing Complexity to Liberate Innovation, Productivity, and Engagement
by Jesse W. Newton
Pub Date 05 Feb 2019
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Every day more than 100 billion emails are exchanged, yet only one in seven is critically important. Add in the fact that the average employee now spends over one-quarter of the workday reading and answering emails, and it’s no wonder that 40% of workers believe it’s not possible to succeed at work, make a good living, and have enough time to contribute to family and community.Imagine what work could feel like if organizations and individuals could finally tap into their people’s passion and performance potential. Research shows that simpler workplaces—those where employees easily get their work done and feel productive and fulfilled, without being bogged down by distractions or overburdened with bureaucracy— are more productive, innovative and engaged.
In his upcoming book, Simplify Work: Crushing Complexity to Liberate Innovation, Productivity, and Engagement, author and global management consultant Jesse Newton delivers a newfound clarity on the case for simplification and the steps organizations and individuals need to take to unleash their potential. He reveals the common drivers of debilitating complexity and provides a recipe for reducing and removing those things getting in the way of peak performance. Growing complexity has traditionally been met with added structures, processes, committees and systems. Consequently, organizations often become a complicated mess, clouding strategic focus, slowing innovation and breeding complacency.
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“The time is now ripe to liberate the creative and productive capacity of our people and Simplify Work provides the recipe. Jesse has infused design thinking to solve the challenge of debilitating complexity and with many compelling examples and stories the case for simplifying work is a very strong one. A must read for contemporary business leaders.”-- Renetta McCann, Chief People Officer, Leo Burnett. Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
About the Author:
Jesse W. Newton is the founder and CEO of Simplify Work, a global consultancy that specializes in unburdening organizations from paralyzing complexity (www.simplifywork.com). His clients include Mondelez International, McDonalds Corporation, and PepsiCo. Prior to launching Simplify Work, Newton was a senior member of Booz & Company’s Organization, Change and Leadership consulting practice and also spent a number of years consulting around the world with Ernst & Young’s People & Organizational Change practice. As an expert advisor in Northwestern University’s Designing for Organization Effectiveness post graduate program (DOEC), Newton provides practical coaching and speaks on topics ranging from Organization Design to Culture and Talent Management. He is also the author of Three Secrets of Organization Effectiveness, published in the Strategy + Business publication. Newton received his Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington with 1st class honors in Management and International Business. He currently lives between Chicago, Illinois and Big Sky, Montana with frequent travel to New Zealand and Australia.
To connect with Newton, please visit his LinkedIn Profile, Twitter, Facebook Page, YouTube, andwww.simplifywork.com.