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Create internal markets for ideas, talent & resources

“Organizations need a resource allocation process that more accurately mimics the selection pressures of a real market.”

Funding decisions in corporations are usually made at the top and are heavily influenced by political factors. That’s why companies over-invest in the past and underfund the future. By contrast, resource allocation in a market-based system like the New York Stock Exchange is decentralized and apolitical. While markets are obviously vulnerable to short-term distortions, in the long run they’re better than big organizations at getting the right resources behind the right opportunities. To make resource allocation more flexible and dynamic, companies must create internal markets where legacy programs and new projects compete on an equal footing for talent and cash.

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Create internal markets for ideas, talent & resources

“Organizations need a resource allocation process that more accurately mimics the selection pressures of a real market.”

Funding decisions in corporations are usually made at the top and are heavily influenced by political factors. That’s why companies over-invest in the past and underfund the future. By contrast, resource allocation in a market-based system like the New York Stock Exchange is decentralized and apolitical. While markets are obviously vulnerable to short-term distortions, in the long run they’re better than big organizations at getting the right resources behind the right opportunities. To make resource allocation more flexible and dynamic, companies must create internal markets where legacy programs and new projects compete on an equal footing for talent and cash.

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Corporate should empower the potential of Human Resources by treating them as Internal Customers. The value proposition must be of equal mix between Clients & Employees.
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 11, 2014
"Like" in a blink, versus "S.M.A.R.T comment" ? Let's value these objects .Mixers : let's get into some "Taxonomics".
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 24, 2014
There is a lot of frustration and sometimes limitation around career advancement, professional development, succession planning etc.
Hack by Jennifer Long on October 17, 2013
The trend has been for recently to consider H.R. as a set of high value specialties.That is technically true and carrying risks as far as efficiency is concerned.
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on July 17, 2013
Co-Authored By Audrey D.
3M takes its Markets of the Future process from a cloistered analysis by corporate strategists to a global Web 2.0-enabled event, tapping the collective insight of 20,500 3Mers in over 60 countries.&n
Story by Barry K. Dayton on June 16, 2011
In today's competitive world, the option for low performers are very less and they are forced to do their job or quit the job.Is there something problem in their attitude / capability / understanding
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 14, 2014
Innovation should be the most enjoyable form of work, but the project modality leaches all joy from it: deadline pressure, boss-driven scope, and a team made up of "the usual suspects".
Story by Jeremy Clark on May 11, 2010
The idea of this hack is simple but a bit revolutionary—institute systematic rotations for managers in a particular role, which would in effect position-specific set term limits for upper and middle m
Hack by Jouni Selin on June 14, 2012

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