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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.

53 Stories
98 Hacks
3 Barriers

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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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
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
The comprehensive concept we suggest here is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.Internal governance, or management from within, is synonymous with managing less.
Hack by Amnon Danzig on May 7, 2012
This is the story of a group of students at Universidad EAN that belong to the humanistic management youth researchers group, that have been working for the last 5 months in a Colombian company in ord
Story by Konocenos Human on May 26, 2015
Today’s economy is based on knowledge, which requires initiative, creativity, passion, engagement and empowerment in order to flourish.
Hack by Lynda McDonald on March 1, 2011
By reconsidering the idea of a 'job creation program', individuals in a low income public housing area were able to take on the level of responsibility they were comfortable with, learn new skills and
Story by Martin Butcher on October 28, 2011
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
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
While teaching about the importance of in depth conversations between managers and employees a CEO client raised this question.
Barrier by Peggy Hanley on June 8, 2011
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

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