It’s in our DNA to both want simplicity, yet to also create complexity. We are successful because of an ingrained desire to: Advance, Adapt, Create, Control, Improve, Progress, Secure and Survive. We cannot resist changing things, even if ‘progress’ actually makes things more complex. That’s at the individual level. There’s a significant multiplier effect
The problem: Bloated, complex and lengthy reports: “To do our work, we all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are too long. This wastes time, while energy has to be spent in looking for the essential points”.
In the vast majority of organisations, the further ‘down’ the organisations you go, the more people there are. The more people there are, the more activity there is. The more activity there is, the more hours and money