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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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Invaluable assets are assets that the value cannot be ascertained. Such assets are employees and consultants working for an entity.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 22, 2014
Create decision rules & guidelines that can be changed to reflect the processes that are working, make sense, resonate with workers.
Hack by Dave Ungar on July 29, 2014
‘Going to work’ used to mean showing up at the office where your manager would tell you what to work on that day and closely monitor your progress. This is obviously no longer the case.
We want to completely revamp traditional project proposal methods in businesses to allow for greater creativity, innovation, and employee ownership.
Hack by Christian Lee on March 31, 2014
We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
This case study is about the horizontal management model developed and implemented at VAGAS, a Brazilian software company for the recruitment market, and its main underlying ideas.
Story by Mário Kaphan on March 31, 2014
Although the spectrum of possibilities offered by contemporary collaborative technologies for energizing our workspaces has broadened considerably in the recent years, we believe there is still signif
Hack by Emmanuel Kaldis on March 30, 2014
Nomatik coworking is a “disruptive bypass” (1) that brings together the interests and needs of the growing population of independent professionals with companies prepared to embrace o
Hack by Andrew Jones on March 28, 2014

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