Six Simple Rules

Six Simple Rules


Six Simple Rules

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About the Book

Yves Morieux is a BCG Fellow and the director of the BCG Institute for Organization. Peter Tollman leads BCG’s People and Organization practice in North America.
Business experts describe Six Simple Rules as a seminal book—an important guide to fostering cooperation and improving productivity in complicated organizations.
July 2011

In this podcast, BCG Fellow Yves Morieux explains why the simplest solutions are often the most effective.

Smart Simplicity in Action

January 2017
Change programs have become more prevalent and complex, but the results are often disappointing. Enter the Change Delta, a versatile approach based on the principles of Smart Simplicity.

Managing Complexity

February 2017
In an increasingly complex world, many companies act in ways that increase their complicatedness. Instead, they should simplify, using an approach that fundamentally changes employee behaviors.
May 2013
“Ingenious enterprises” bring a distinct, highly sophisticated approach to problem solving, one ideally suited to today’s increasingly complex business environment.
February 2013
Ambidexterity—the ability to excel simultaneously in efficiency and innovation—is a rare but increasingly critical asset in today’s complex business environment.
October 2011
Embracing what BCG calls smart simplicity helps companies streamline while fostering employee cooperation to develop solutions, BCG Fellow Yves Morieux writes in Harvard Business Review.


November 2015
Across virtually all industries, unprecedented disruption and market turbulence are requiring organizations to launch more frequent transformations in response.
February 2014
In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and she shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.
May 2015
New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.
January 1990

John Clarkeson wrote that the winning organization of the future will look more like a collection of jazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra. The future is here.