Complexity vs Simplicity # 2, THE TEAM

Complexity vs Simplicity in management, these are 8 keys to support and transform by deploying a management that mobilizes and engages the team.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.”

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Simplicity within a team

Simplicity in a team is when communication between stakeholders is fluid. The actions complement each other, each evolves freely for the benefit of a common work.

By observing job profiles, the ability to cooperate, communication, negotiation are assets for a mobilizing management, in business development, in project coordination, in Agile management. What are the expected skills ? What quest are we pursuing in this challenge to communicate well?

What business skills are expected

Communicating is at the heart of all professions. It is an essential quality to engage, mobilize, negotiate … The qualities required for the roles of Business Developer or Project manager, in English below, show the importance of the skills needed to maintain open communication and achieve consensus on the objectives and methods for carrying out projects or tasks, recognizing the contributions of other team members and giving them due credit.

  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills. A good business developer must have strong communication skills. …
  • Collaboration Skills. …
  • Negotiation & Persuasion skills. …
  • Project Management Skills. …
  • Research & Strategy. …
  • Computer Skills. …
  • Business Intelligence.
  • Leadership. Project managers are the project leaders and often, the team leaders too. …
  • Communication. Any project management skills list is sure to include communication near the top. …
  • Collaboration. …
  • Time management. …
  • Organization. …
  • Problem solving. …
  • Adaptability.

…to make them good teammates

What quest are we pursuing?

Behind communication, it is indeed working together that is targeted. The primary objective is to engage team members. All those who coordinate, manage to achieve something together, seek to engage others.

Being a good manager means providing the necessary information to your teams

It is also:

Understanding yourself and respecting the point of view of others is the basis of an emerging collective intelligence. This allows for constructive conversations and efficient problem solving.

Learning to listen and to show empathy helps resolve many conflicts in everyday business and in everyday life as well.

It’s about leveraging the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of culturally diverse teams.

It is the managerial competence of the Future that should be understood and adopted.

8 keys to support, transform

Supporting, transforming into management means developing an influence Management in which the ability of a manager to provide the necessary indications to his teams will be based on the Listening-Questioning-Transforming triad. The manager’s mission can be summed up in 8 points:

  1. Go from complexity to simplicity, simplify
  2. Outline, map, order
  3. Understand your environment
  4. Support each and every member of the team in their quest for meaning
  5. Reach out, help
  6. Set your organization in motion, activate
  7. Deploy with discernment, discern
  8. Make harmonious and fluid any act that engages others, harmonize

Points 1 to 3 :

  1. Go from complexity to simplicity, simplify
  2. Outline, map, order
  3. Understand your environment

are detailed in Simplicity vs Complexity in management#1

Points 4 to 8 are detailed below.

4.Support each and every member of the team in their quest for meaning

The key to lasting business transformation is having good teammates. The challenge is to support everyone to flourish, to be autonomous and to commit to a common sense. The CIDs develop Courage, Intuition, Challenge, common sense.


First of all, it is the individual motivation that must be sought.

As a team

CIDs represent 4 levers to continuously maintain motivation and generate lasting emotional intelligence within the team.

Within the organisation

Once the individual motivation and that of the team installed, it is the organization that we will challenge until transforming the DNA of the company.

The CIDs- Courage, Intuition, Challenge, Common Sense: Discover the Lexicon

Managing through emotions

Emotions : get in motion

The word emotion means to set in motion, to rise up. It finds its origin in the revolts. Much later, this word will be used to characterize our mood movements and declined in 6 primary emotions :

Primary emotions

  1. Joy
  2. Sadness
  3. Fear
  4. Disgust
  5. Anger
  6. Surprise
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6 émotions de bases

But well beyond this classification, emotions are a harmonization with our context, a setting in motion. Emotions are our compass!

In business, empathetic managers encourage and set their teams in motion! Emotional Intelligence is one of their natural attributes. Attributes of which we are all custodians. It is up to us to make good use of it.

Manager, try the TEIQue

Daniel Goleman, in his book “Emotional Intelligence” shows how the analysis of his emotions is an indicator of performance by influencing our behavior, our reactions and our coping skills. For the author, emotional intelligence is the best predictor of success and achievement.

The TEIQue synthesizes the work of Daniel Goleman by proposing a simple reading grid for individual emotional traits. TEIQue, test your emotions

The TEIQUe brings to emotional intelligence what the APP (Personal Profile Analysis), brings to the study of our behavior (DISC).

The TEIQue test (Trait emotionnal intelligence questionnaire) allows the manager to understand himself and to equip himself with a powerful analysis tools for:

  1. understand the emotions of your employees
  2. Recruit candidates with good communication skills
  3. Improve the skills of employees in terms of management
  4. Understand how an employee manages their relationships
  5. Foster engagement and retention across your business
  6. Recruit candidates with a good level of emotional intelligence

5-Give a hand

What makes a person’s strength is not their ability to lift a weight but their ability to lighten the weight of others.”


The servant Leader

A responsible model

The World Economic Forum’s platform for shaping the future of consumption seeks to promote responsible consumption models for the benefit of people and the planet. One of the areas of focus is environmental degradation caused by plastic pollution, which the platform is addressing through its initiative “Consumers Beyond Disposability”.

This report, produced in collaboration with Kearney, explores the main findings of this initiative and proposes an alternative model for reducing plastic waste. It begins by examining the three main actors of systems change – consumers, businesses and the public sector – then introduces the Reuse Sustainability Framework, a proprietary tool to answer some of the key questions raised by business leaders. business and public sector decision makers about reuse, how to make it scalable and sustainable. The report concludes by examining three potential scenarios for developing a reuse economy by 2030.

6-Set your organization in motion

Today the change is permanent

How to allocate resources to change when these are already 100% mobilized to deliver production on a daily basis?

The pace of the work has accelerated to the point that the next job has to be started before the previous one has been completed. The works are no longer temporary, but permanent.

The organization of the company must combine adaptation and movement while remaining extremely coherent.

Complex or simple? It is a real headache for managers, who strive to give meaning to contradictory orders: change, but continue as before … Transform, but do not touch what has been acquired .. Develop, but do not recruit. .. Encourage, but control …

travaux en cours, organisation en mouvement
Hey, yes during construction … continuous sales. Organizations on the move are indeed a question of management!

Leave a trace, or trace the route?

The passage of this liner marks the water … in an ephemeral way. The movement is there, and it is staying the course. It traces the road. The path behind him leaves no trace.

It’s up to us to choose whether we want to trace the route, or leave a trace.

In order to move, “historic” companies must regain mobility, while maintaining a constant and fluid movement to open the way for teams … and let them act freely.

Setting your organization in motion does not mean knowing everything, it is keeping a course book in which you will juggle the present.

Simplicity is opening up to what you don’t know

It’s driving action and seeing its impact

It’s about managing conflicts and supporting confrontation

It is accepting that the path/ voice changes depending on the unforeseen

It’s opening the door to your intuitions and that of the team

It’s back to basics, the human

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7-Deploy with discernment, discern

Managers : support your teams

Our article “Managers: support your teams” challenges the question of meaning. Deploying with discernment, discerning is a challenge that each manager must take up. Nothing is taken for granted. Any misconception can have its opposite … In the age of fake news, the ethical business must gain ground and provide proof of its authenticity.

Discernment is a know-how that must be rediscovered in oneself, in order to be able to lead one’s team with confidence.

Work on your discernment

In our article “2 approaches to work on your discernment”, we offer some exercises to :

Explain, understand in our interactions what is in the order of the subjective and what is in the order of the factual, in order to establish healthier relationships. Team interactions are significantly improved.

Thus, by cultivating his discernment, each one develops the quality of his judgment and his capacity to make choices. Try !

8-Make harmonious and fluid any act that engages others, harmonize

4 golden rules

To make harmonious what engages others is to apply the 4 golden rules which are for me the basis of a successful transformation.

In the present, transform is being aware of its impact. Our mood, our judgment, our encouragement are brakes. Only the setting in motion allows the team to engage and enter the movement.

Open the way for the team and step aside, keeping your hand outstretched. It is a way of making the act of others harmonious and fluid

This action, this non-action, is barely perceptible … And yet it transforms our daily life into little happiness, and the joy of being together!

To find out more, read Boost your energy # 3, transform

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