UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Simplifying Complexity for Growth

Dates:  April 15, 2019
Location:  Online
Program Fees:  $1,250


This program discusses the growing prevalence of complexity in business environments, as well as the inherent challenges in dealing with it. Emphasis is placed on the idea that when our environments become increasingly complex, the best strategies are often the simplest. You’ll learn how to identify strategic priorities, locate bottlenecks, and create simple rules. You’ll also gain insight into a set of supporting behaviors: networking, questioning, observing and experimenting - that help lead and manage complexity. Ultimately, this program is designed to help you win in your market and overcome the competition.

Mid to senior level managers, directors, and functional leaders with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience.


  • Identify strategic priorities, locate bottlenecks and create simple rules to address bottlenecks and manage complexity
  • Have a canvas to use now and in the future to create and implement simple rules
  • Identify key discovery skills to use in support of simple rules
  • Earn a digital certificate and badge from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Chris Bingham

Christopher Bingham, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Chris Bingham’s expertise is in innovation, adaptation, growth, change, decision-making, and strategy in dynamic markets. He is an award-wining teacher and researcher and has received numerous “Best Paper” awards in entrepreneurship, strategy, international business, technology, and innovation management.

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