Six months from now, how will you know that your simplification efforts are actually working? By connecting each of your simplification goals to a specific metric. Use this video to create your metrics for success.
- Six months from now, how will you know that…your simplification efforts are actually working?…By connecting each of your simplification goals…to a specific metric.…This enables you and your organization to measure…the results of simplification.…To get started, answer the following questions…to come up with three to five simplification goals.…In which areas of our business will simplification…have the biggest impact?…Which behaviors in our organization need to change?…Which simplification behaviors do we want…to have happen every day?…What types of results will indicate that we have…achieved our simplification goals?…Now that you have identified your goals,…let's decide on three to five metrics…to correspond to those goals.…
For example, if one of your goals is to finalize…our annual strategic plan more quickly,…one of your metrics could be, decrease the number of weeks…spent drafting the strategic plan.…You'll need to create your own metrics,…and to help you get started, I've put a list of…the more popular ones in the exercise files for you.…
Lisa begins with a quick diagnostic exercise to identify areas of complexity in your workday. Next, she explains how to get simplification started, like auditing how your team spends time and pinpointing redundancies and time-wasting activities. Finally, Lisa provides actionable steps for simplifying everyday work like email, meetings, business processes, decision-making, and more.
- Identifying unnecessary complexity
- Auditing your workday
- Establishing productive habits
- Simplifying emails and meetings
- Streamlining decision-making