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Expand the scope of employee autonomy

“Companies must radically reduce the number of permissions that are required to start something new.”

Too many people in organizations feel powerless to initiate change. Rigid policy guidelines, tight spending limits, and a lack of self-directed time limit individual autonomy and undermine the organization’s capacity to renew itself. Companies must redesign management systems so they facilitate local experimentation and bottom-up initiatives.

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Expand the scope of employee autonomy

“Companies must radically reduce the number of permissions that are required to start something new.”

Too many people in organizations feel powerless to initiate change. Rigid policy guidelines, tight spending limits, and a lack of self-directed time limit individual autonomy and undermine the organization’s capacity to renew itself. Companies must redesign management systems so they facilitate local experimentation and bottom-up initiatives.

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Turning an organisation on its head- removing all management, establishing a P&L account and Balance Sheet on everyone in the organisation and having customers payment go first into the
Story by Julian Wilson on July 22, 2012
Instead of just assigning tasks to employees that end up being a grind, get to know employees and give them work that fits with their interests, talents, and motivations.
Hack by Orin Davis on December 23, 2011
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011
Workers often find themselves too bound by deadlines and project expectations to have time to collaborate on cool, interesting, but less "high priority" ideas.
Hack by Vijay Karunamurthy on September 20, 2010
Every Nerd at The Nerdery is a Co-President. We believe in distributed leadership. We’ve had one President: Luke Bucklin, who co-founded our company with me and Mike Schmidt.
Story by Mike Derheim on July 14, 2013
“But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations.
Story by Jeff DeGraff on July 26, 2012
Across my work life, I often find myself in a situation of managing a fairly young team and trying to draw my team out and getting them to step forward to lead.
Story by Wynthia Goh on June 6, 2013
Management is an invention. So too are managers.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 30, 2011
There are 30 years of robust evidence to support the following conclusion:service businesses where employees have a positive service climate have customers who are more satisfied.
Story by Francis Jeyaraj on November 11, 2012
Employees’ hidden talent can give wings to an organization. Too often, management itself is the obstacle.
Hack by Vivek Pai Kochikar on December 19, 2011

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