THE SToRY BEHIND
THE C-SUITE MINIMALISM
viktoriya v. blazheva
Founder and author,
The C-Suite Minimalists
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away",
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Chose something that annoys you the most, something that makes you reeeeealy angry, something that you want to fix", advised a bunch of MBA students Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul, an Associate Professor in the Operations Group of Warwick Business School. I was part of the bunch. Our study was coming to an end. The only thing, standing between us and the coveted graduation, was the dreaded dissertation. And before the dissertation, we had to select the topic that would inspire us to labour in scientific research for a year and to produce the equivalent of a small book. What was my "something that annoys... that makes you angry... that you want to fix."
Organisations today, big and small, private and government, profit and NGOs, all face similar problems: inefficiencies, stress, complexity, disengagement, overload with projects, initiatives, stuff... I wanted to fix all THAT.
This is how The C-Suite Minimalists was created in 2017 as part of my MBA dissertation research initiative for Warwick Business School. The topic: "Maximising value of the organisations via applying the principles of the social movement minimalism". What is this social movement minimalism that could be a solution to so many problems in today's complex organisations? Follow this blog to know more.
Now, long after the fanfares of the MBA graduation are over, The C-Suite Minimalists continues as a platform for sharing practical, research-backed and science-based insights for C-Suite managers and entrepreneurs on how to achieve more with less, how to reduce complexity in organisations, to remove stress.
The C-Suite Minimalists credo is: Do better. With less.
I do. And so could you, Chief!