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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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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
I've been facilitating groups of 18 people from roughly a half dozen countries who meet for 3 separate weeks over a 6 month period. Each time we meet on a different continent.
Story by Kimberly Wiefling on May 30, 2013
i'd like to share with you a world, a flat planet with 100+ souls called Ecetera Pty Ltd.
Hack by Olivier Lambel on May 18, 2013
A <MAZE> initiative would promote several main purposes.  It would address the cacophony of ways to orchestrate high level understandings for management practice.  It
Hack by John Roth on May 14, 2013
Idea Weekend ignites that inner passion within employees to step forward with their ideas, build connections and make an amazing impact in 27 hours.  Participants pitch their ideas, select finali
Story by Tim Huebsch on April 18, 2013
Leading without "Title" empowers ordinary employees and lower-level specialists the opportunity to really contribute and build an organization.
Story by Francis Jeyaraj on April 15, 2013
The Innovatron is a platform that brings all employees (and possibly other stakeholders as well) together to propose, assess, finance and implement new ideas in a venture capi
Hack by Jacques Warichet on January 4, 2013
There are 30 years of robust evidence to support the following conclusion:service businesses where employees have a positive service climate have customers who are more satisfied.
Story by Francis Jeyaraj on November 11, 2012
Is it possible for an ethical and values based leader to effect change in an organisation previously entrenched in hierarchical communism?
Hack by kelvin wright on October 1, 2012

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