Only very rarely one can build something good without a hard work and without aiming for excellence at every step. That is the way it should be. Feeling of purpose and achievement, growing as a professional and as a human being is priceless.
It is important to find the right balance by keeping things simple and easy. Unnecessary complexity and drama is wasting your time and energy. It should rather be saved for the things that really matter for your business.
There are many examples: unnecessary bureaucracy, playing it cool, formal authority, unreasonable standards or rules, fear of every little possible failure, worrying too much of what impression you make, trying to sound smart by putting things in a very complex format or wording, hiding and faking. Such games sometimes remind me of the fairy-tale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. Games should be played for fun or education, no other.
Everyone has already a burden to carry during the life, so why should we complicate things for no reason?
Things should be kept as easy as possible.
Easy business communication and cooperation with your partners will enable a trusted environment to be enjoyed. Easy, open and trustful communication within a team is a ground for seeds of inspiration and innovation. It is a prerequisite for building a strong team and enabling productive teamwork. If you create an easy work environment for your people, they will make it easy for your customers.
My friends are laughing: “You work in the complex area of Business Analytics and you want things to be easy?” – Well, yes, exactly! That is the reason why we, IT Sapiens are here with the Analytic Reporting Tool, to make it easy for our customers!
Excellence is much about perfection in the details. Still, keeping things easy is not an opposite of excellence, a smart and good work and a powerful solution. In fact, they all complement each other.