Managers sometimes make decisions that unnecessarily complicate things, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
Newbie MBAs often bring in their overly rigorous perspectives, frameworks, and analytical tools. However, if they don’t use them wisely, the theoretical frameworks learned in the comfort of the B-school classroom can actually make things more complex in the trenches of the workplace. Collaborating with someone experienced, practical, and familiar with the company’s ins and outs can significantly improve managerial decision-making. Effectiveness comes from finding the right methodical balance and simplifying things when it makes sense.
Idea for Impact: Not everyone is naturally inclined to simplify, but with some on-the-job experience and feedback from the crew, managers can learn to cut the fat and make things smoother over time.