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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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98 Hacks
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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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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
Entropy: a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogenity in which all matter is uniform..Among all matter, gases have the highest entropy, they don't have a p
Hack by Abhijeet Sharma on October 14, 2011
Create a positive vision of your business by banking employees’ volunteer hours in their community with a Time Bank.  Hours are exchanged with local service/product providers for participati
Hack by Michael Roth on January 20, 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
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
After 20 years of working in the Industry in which my first job was to make copies and my last the top executive position in the same company, I have gathered data from more than 300 managers I have w
Hack by jorge pelaez on October 14, 2011
 A “Traditionally Virtual” infrastructure rethinks the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and traditional work designs.  As a result, it better supports worker autonomy while maintainin
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
The Enterprise Knowledge Graph is a disruptive platform that combines emerging Big Data and Graph technologies to reinvent knowledge management inside organizations.
Hack by Lukas Masuch on March 28, 2014

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