The term reduce is from the late 14c., reducen, "bring back" (to a place or state, a sense now obsolete), also "to diminish" (something), from Old French reducer (14c.), from Latin reducere "lead back, bring back," figuratively "restore, replace," from re- "back" (see re-) + ducere "bring, lead."
How do we reduce the complex to simple? Occam's razor is a great guiding principle in life and business. Simple is always best. Many processes are overly complex. Reduce the number of steps in processes if possible. Strive to reduce and simplify.
Tentative posture, decisive faith and action, flow with water