One of the challenges I didn’t expect to face as my company grew is how hard it is to fight complexity in a variety of areas. I try to follow the keep it simple mantra throughout everything we do, and find myself saying that on a regular basis. Here are some areas that I see continually see requests for complexity creep:
- Metrics and KPIs
- Product functionality
- Policies and procedures
My recommendation for entrepreneurs is to constantly ask the question will this add significant value and be applicable 80% of the time when confronted with adding more complexity. Most of the time, the value isn’t there.