Yves Morieux thinks deeply about what makes organizations work effectively. A senior partner in BCG’s Washington D.C. office and director of the BCG Institute for Organization, Morieux considers how overarching changes in structure can improve motivation for all who work there. His calls his approach “Smart Simplicity.” Using six key rules, it encourages employees to cooperate in order to solve long-term problems. It isn’t just about reducing costs and increasing profit — it’s about maximizing engagement through all levels of a company. Morieux has been featured in articles on organizational evolution in Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Le Monde.
KEYNOTE SESSION by Yves Morieux
Smart Simplicity in People Management
Organizations tend to respond to the new business complexity by becoming more complicated. This proliferation of cumbersome structures, processes and systems destroys productivity and engagement. Yves Morieux, creator of the Smart Simplicity approach, will discuss how HR practitioners can help their company manage business complexity for competitive advantage without getting complicated.
“The effort to be “business oriented” and “customer centric” have corrupted HR practices. HR management must stop listening to operations and business lines. These are trapped into a vicious circle of snowballing complicatedness. HR managers have a vital role to play in breaking this vicious circle and, thanks to some practical tools, can help the organization thrive on business complexity instead of drowning in organizational complicatedness.” – Yves Morieux
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