Complicated systems seem to be more expensive, but are they more effective?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. People complicate things so much that they are frozen at the thought of the deciding which route to go. Decision fatigue is very prevalent in this day and age. We have so many things battling for our attention at any given moment. It’s easy to get caught up in the complexity.
Often times, the more complex the system, the higher the price tag. Many sales pitches capitalize on that. If it can be made complicated, the consumer clearly needs help to understand it and understandably the cost is higher.
What if I told you that simplicity is the answer?
Simplicity is a term that gets thrown around casually but it’s not so easy to implement. People often think that something is finished when there is nothing more to add. Simplicity however, says that it is finished when there is nothing left to take away.
Re-read that last sentence and really try to grasp it. It’s a profound and refreshing thought.
You see, it’s not necessary to do as much as possible to get something done. In fact, that’s a waste of resources (i.e. time, energy, etc.). It is better to do as little as necessary in order to achieve the goal. This can be a bit tricky because the differential of margins is quite small.
You could also describe the above as efficiency.
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