Today’s world is complex, so it’s easy to start thinking that systems and jobs will get more complicated in the future—but often that’s not the case. The simplicity experts of 2030 are interested in looking at how business can simplify and streamline their operations.
Part designer, part math whiz, and part sociologist, the best simplicity experts need an understanding of how humans work to come up with new and creative methods of working.
The simplicity expert is there to reduce fifteen administrative steps to three, or four interviews to one, or three days of work to a half hour. Part designer, part math whiz, and part sociologist, the best simplicity experts need an understanding of how humans work to come up with new and creative methods of working that benefit people throughout an organization. How might a business improve by re-organizing its resourcing operations? Could tasks be redistributed to fewer people? The simplicity expert will happily provide the answers to these questions.
A degree in social science would provide a good background for this job, because knowing how people work and the conditions that enable success will be vital. Training in systems thinking and administrative procedures will also be important, so some courses in management sciences will be valuable.