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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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The challenge is to combine technologies, platforms and ways of learning that explicitly tackle those enemies of adaptability and support each of the design principles of a truly adaptable organisatio
Hack by Julie Steel on July 17, 2013
Our Hack was inspired by Coens & Jenkin’s book “Abolishing Performance Appraisals.”  There are several other academic books and papers, blog postings, and even hacks that recommend doing away
Hack by Andy Lippok on July 16, 2013
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
Hindustan Unilever at last count has given over 500 CEOs to corporates across the world. In any survey of companies that consistently build world class leaders, HUL is sure to feature prominently.
Story by Stephen Remedios on July 14, 2013
A hack doesn’t have to be based completely on a new principle or idea; it can be a collection of older ideas and inventions used together to provide a new way for solving a specific problem.ORG 2.X is
Hack by Muhammad Al-Waeli on July 13, 2013
Quitting email is the first step into a new dimension of communications energized by organic collaboration where we share leadership.
Hack by Kim Spinder on July 13, 2013
Our best practice contains two ideas: 1) The transformation of the company culture and values towards a culture of Performance, Empowerment,  Ac
Story by Martens Valerie on July 13, 2013
I currently teach a course in Managing Organizations and People to students in the MBA Program at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Story by Mike Cook on June 24, 2013
This entry tells the extraordinary story of how a small group of trainee clinicians, young leaders and improvement facilitators from within the National Health Service (NHS) of England created a call
Story by Helen Bevan on June 14, 2013

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