Rynkeby had the courage and confidence to kill complexity
How Rynkeby generated growth through increased simplicity and reduced complexity
Many organisations want to make it simple – with an edge. What we call kill complexity. Unfortunately, the good intentions rarely lead to anything. In 2010, Rynkeby Foods A/S began a kill complexity journey. The purpose was not to cut costs and the number of employees. In fact, it was quite the opposite - the purpose was to generate growth.
Lucky wheel in two ways
Peeling layers of complexity competently off a solution and giving it the necessary edge require insight. Without an edge, the solution gets ordinary and uninteresting, and then it is of no benefit that it is wonderfully simple. This is a story from my summer holidays, which I think illustrates a simple solution – with an edge.
Problems can be complicated – solutions cannot
We are only capable of processing a small fraction of the information we are constantly bombarded with.
Short and fat projects will save your bottom line
Kill Complexity is a change journey aiming at eliminating unnecessary complexity from an organisation and/or hindering unnecessary complexity in sneaking into the organisation. Kill Complexity is also about inspiring to having the courage to make trade-offs – and about building intelligent, simple solutions.
Leadership in project environments
How do you allocate resources for cross-divisional projects while still meeting your targets in the line? Most line managers recognise this dilemma. To resolve it, you need to make sure that line and project goals are aligned so that the organisation is not competing for the same resources.
Project organisation & culture
Projects typically succeed against all odds. Imagine the results you would get if project conditions were better… or, in fact, optimal?
Introduce more freedom and a few strict rules if you wish to increase the efficiency and quality of your development projects. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it works.
Change management training
By putting your change agents through the change management training, you will ensure they have effective tools that will support them (and the rest of your organisation) in the implementation process.
Successful execution of large projects depends on two things: an effective project management model and real commitment from top management.