I feel there is a need in most companies for a CSimpO (Chief Simplification Officer).
The CSimpO is a temporary role, reporting to the CEO and working with peers. The role require to look at the existing ways of doing things in each department (e.g. marketing, sales, operations) and provide a simpler way to do things.
The CSimpO will have a small team (5-8) of people, with a real desire to improve things, coming from existing department. The CSimpO will work at the strategic level (politics) with peers and will deliver value at the tactical level through documentation and collaboration between teams.
- Being capable of working constructively with peers
- Excellent relationship management
- Team leader to manage own team
- Mentor both up and down
This is a first draft, feel free to comment :)