There are 3 things that we need to remember,
- Rapid growth - you have too many things to measure and too many ways for things to go wrong
- Impact of the blackberry gen - You need to give the information as fast as possible for a drill down
- Information overload - too many reporting frameworks means that both executives and staff need things simple
At the same time, over-simplification can also be due to poor thinking. I have seen that the pyramid principle is one of the best ways to ensure better thinking and yet ensure simplicity.