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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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I was cleaning out my closet and came across a customer service training video the Western Division of Alabama Power made in 1984.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 27, 2019
Exelon Generation's 12-member Digital Plant Innovation Team had to deliver innovative new products fast for a fleet of 14 nuclear power plants in five states across the country.  To do
Hack by Randy Schmidt on November 20, 2018
Many workforce professionals say the biggest threat to talent retention today is the gig economy, not other competing employers.
Story by Andre Lavoie on November 8, 2017
Telecommuting is an aspect of the new workforce that all managers should pay attention to closely. this covers why millennials like it and what it means for the job industries. 
Story by Samantha Hager on April 19, 2017
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf5JrAGNpzQIreland Tax Calculator is an app to check your payslip, apply for tax refund and file your income tax on the go.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 27, 2016
How do you train employees to take charge if they do not want too? You can’t. You can only offer encouragement.To have a winning team a first line manager must require performance.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 21, 2016
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
As legacy business thinking attempts to stagger away from the ingrained practices of the Industrial era towards modernity nothing is in need of a more radical re-assessment than the view of the employ
Hack by Mike Parker on April 10, 2016
Providing Unique solution to the age old problem of Organisations that tend to lose employees and business due to inherent incompetencies of unit heads and management,inorder to sustain business growt
Hack by Shilpi Chauhan on February 13, 2016

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