Is Less Always More? 4 Simplicity Tips | Lisa Bodell

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Simplicity is essential to doing your best, most meaningful work. Discover how to simplify the crush of emails in your inbox and meetings on your schedule with these four guidelines. Bodell's latest book is "Why Simple Wins" (https://goo.gl/alSEko).

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Transcript - Everyone says that they want to innovate but then myself and my teams would go into companies and the very people that hired us to come in and help them innovate were the very people that were holding us back from doing it when we got there. And I thought why? And it was this whole idea of risk, fear, power, control, risk aversion. And I started to ask everybody that I met a very simple question to get at the problem of why people were not able to innovate the way that they should. Here was the question: I asked them what do you spend your day doing? And do you know what the answer was? I wasn't surprised by the uniqueness of the answer, I was surprised by the absolute consistency of it.

So if I talked to let's say 100,000 people a year across all different countries, companies, industries, levels within the organization and I asked them what did they spend their day doing? Do you know what they say? Meetings and emails. Now, I believe that people get up everyday to do meaningful things. I don't have a single friend that wakes up, looks at their inbox and feels extra popular because they have more people that have contacted them. People don't want to spend their day doing that, they want to work on work that matters. So I think that getting to work that is simpler and eliminating those complexities or mundane tasks are not just going to make people more productive at work but they're going to be more satisfied, they're going to have a sense of purpose and our businesses, the results that we have there, are going to be dramatically better because of it. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/MSe7Dt.

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