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Category: Sustainable Productivity

This post builds on the previous one, "Learning to Manage Complexity - 5 Strategies" by introducing four tools for managing complexity: negotiate SMART agreements; clarify multiple roles; manage communication channels wisely - meetings and email; and break down priorities into manageable time frames.  ... read more »
Organizations which seek to embrace complexity can implement five strategies to manage it more effectively. These are 1) thinking differently about complexity, 2) thinking differently about collaboration, 3) thinking differently about productivity, 4) holding firm to a limited set of priorities, and 5) organization redesign.  ... read more »
Learn why nonprofit organizations with great aspirations and an appetite for tackling complex issues frequently find it difficult to manage or digest the complexity they seek to embrace. ... read more »

Systems complexity requires organizations to define 3 key boundaries: their purpose, supporting goals/metrics/and incentives, and underlying beliefs and assumptions.

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Success is only sustainable if you learn to anticipate and overcome natural limits to your current growth and deliberately cultivate new ways to grow. Learn how Preventure, a rapidly growing health and wellness services company, is addressing this challenge. ... read more »
When you are confronted by a long list of priorities, limited resources, and people defending their own work, consider sequencing vs. prioritizing to develop an effective strategy. ... read more »
A global healthcare supplier is learning to increase the efficiency and throughput of its new product development process by rigorously balancing workload and capacity. By deliberately focusing its resources on fewer projects during any one period, the company has nearly doubled its project hit rates on milestones from 43% to over 80%. ... read more »
Increase organization-wide productivity in sustainable ways by choosing a new way of working that emphasizes results and renewal over effort, and then using six strategies to energize this transition. ... read more »

Build the foundation for reducing overload in your organization and increasing people's ability to sustain their energy and focus on their top priorities. Here's how ... 

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A positive, action-oriented “can-do” culture should lead to unmitigated productivity. However, it does not. Trying to do too much leads many people to accomplish less.

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