Simplicity matters. It’s that simple. Measuring ideas by their complexity rather than their merit is inefficient and wastes time and money.
According to Jim Harrington, author of Business Process Improvement, the virtue of clear and simple communication is evident in the complexity of the following documents:
The Lord’s Prayer 57 words
Ten Commandments 71 words
Gettysburg Address 266 words
Declaration of Independence 1,300 words
U.S. Government Contractor Management System Evaluation Program 38,000 words