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Videos on Smart Simplicity

How Too Many Rules at Work Keep You from Getting Things Done

In the 4x100 meter relay at the 2003 World Championships, the US women’s team—which boasted the world’s greatest running talent—came up short, earning silver instead of gold. How did that happen? Yves Morieux explains how our basic tenets of cooperation—clarity, measurement, and accountability—can in fact slow us down.

As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

If people feel miserable and disengaged at work, it might be because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex—and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. The six rules for “smart simplicity” can help.

Smart Simplicity in Action

Unlocking Productivity in Biopharmaceutical R&D

Despite general challenges to productivity in biopharma R&D, a few companies continue to excel. The key is their superior organizational effectiveness, which enhances cooperative behavior among R&D staff.

Managing Complexity

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