Even the most self-aware people make work more complicated than it needs to be. Complexity is often a result of our daily habits. In this video, learn how to change habits that are within your control.
- Let's do a quick exercise, I want you to pat your head,…rub your stomach, and click your heels.…Ready?…Go.…Okay, stop.…Did you do all three things at the same time?…Why?…I didn't tell you to do all three things simultaneously.…It's a simple exercise but it shows…how we complicate things without meaning to.…Complexity is often something we do out of habit.…But here's the thing,…changing our habits is within our control.…Think of complexity as a bullseye with you at the center.…
Complexity beyond our control includes things like…government policies and laws, or organizational complexity…like siloed org structures and corporate-wide policies.…These are driven by larger processes that we didn't create.…Our experiences here make us feel…that complexity is put upon us.…But when you think about what consumes most of your time,…it's tactical complexity.…Meetings, emails, presentations, and reports.…Tactical complexity is made up of things we put in place…to manage our work and that we have control over.…
And the behaviors that drive all of this…
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