You listen to it, the concept might break you
‘Cause almost anyone can relate to…
Whoever’s out of hand, I’m give him handles
Light ’em up, blow ’em out like candles
Or should I just let him melt?
Then give him a hand so they can see how it felt…
Rakim (of Eric B. & Rakim); ( I Know You Got Soul ♦ Paid in Full)
The greatest complement to the conceptually innovative idea, process or product is that in its complexity it is easily consumable by the mass market. You can have the brightest concepts, but if you cannot make it easy enough for a six year old to understand, how brilliant is the concept? This is the BPM manager’s mission. The results of six sigma analysis and market comparisons must be boiled down to an executable plan that can be achieved by all levels of the organization. Keeping in the mind that the strength depends on that weakest link, the communication must penetrate all skill levels.
The other BPM gem in this note is recognition of the competition. Acknowledge and compliment the competition’s strengths. It makes them lazy and causes them to rest on those laurels. Praise stalls innovation, and BPM says that leaves you time to arbitrage that competition lag by developing your alternative course and making sure your team can execute this plan.
GIVE THEM THE ROPE TO HANG THEMSELVES
MASTER THE ELEGANCE OF SIMPLICITY