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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.

52 Stories
98 Hacks
3 Barriers

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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Modern management systems need to harness web technology to provide a real time interactive platform to harmonise team objectives and priorities.
Hack by Heather Kingsley on July 18, 2011
Not new, but simple, cost-effective, underutilized.  Spans industries, levels of work, sectors.  Think "sandbox" (nod to former mentor): Within clear constraints of quality, quantity, time,
Hack by Mary Ann Lesperance on December 4, 2013
An exploration of the question: can large corporations really act like start-ups or get close to that?
Hack by Angelique Plugge on April 25, 2016
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
A hack illustrated through the context of health care company, Praetorian Rx, and its strange experimental design.
Hack by K. Lanier on March 8, 2014
How often did I hear managers tell me that the way they had to behave did not reflect who they were any longer, their behaviour was dictated by the system they were in, it was coming from the top down
Hack by Olivier Lavergne on December 1, 2010
Control, hierarchy, and rules can block progress on innovative new endeavors being run by savvy, veteran intrapreneurs at large corporations.
Hack by Steve Todd on June 23, 2011
Are you encouraging the right behaviors and valuing the right skills to succeed in an Enterprise 2.0 world? Most have experienced the power of "Web 2.0" tools -- tools like
Hack by Ben Willis on April 26, 2012
Co-Authored By Nyla Reed
BORN Ontario delivers innovative management by enabling highly-trained professionals to manage themselves. An environment of “Management by Information,” provides tools for superior healthcare.
Story by Mari Teitelbaum on July 18, 2011
Co-Authored By David King
“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

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