Simplifying the Complicated
A creative person makes the complicated simple not the other way around.
Which are you? Do you find creative solutions for simplifying things or do you make things more complicated?
Think of the jobs you have worked and the projects you have been part of. The bigger the project the more guidelines and parts. Sometimes a task or project will accumulate so many workers and processes it takes a fifty page manual to explain everything.
The problem is that even though all fifty pages are valuable they are not valuable to everyone involved.
A creative person recognizes this and finds a way to simplify tasks and instructions. In our company we always asked the experts in any process to shrink down the necessary information and instructions into a “one sheet.” A lot of major companies are following this same example. Take Apple for example. When you buy a new ipad or iphone you are given minimal packaging and the printed instructions are a few simple pages for what you absolutely need. If you need more detailed instructions you can find it electronically. This helps the user easily access what they need most. This also cuts down on expensive printing costs.
Nothing is more frustrating the confusing instructions. It is great when someone has taken the time to simplify the instructions.
What can you do to simplify a task at home or work?