I love things that are simple. By “things” I mean almost everything, from processes and tools to machines, rules and businesses.
Simplicity generates a virtuous chain of situations and benefits that I drew here:
Bringing simple solutions and processes that are easy to understand for others and start this virtuous chain is not always easy. It’s actually more complicated than coming up with a complex solution.
Humans tend to add complexity to things, specially in a work environment where it’s frequent to see people thinking that adding complexity will show others that they are actually working. It takes some experience to first be self aware when one is adding unnecessary complexity and then be humble enough to just add what is needed.
Also some people associate simplicity with incompleteness. The simple solutions and things I’m talking about here assume you’re trying to come up with a complete solution, something that includes everything that needs to be included. This is also a place where people tend to add complexity.
I hope this was useful to you. If you think of more benefits of simplicity please leave them in the comments below.