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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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On December 12, Google's home page noted the birthday of Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel.
Story by Joe Marchese on December 13, 2011
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011
12 months ago FORTIS decided to restructure into a completely outside-in managment model with highly empowered employees to win markets and scale better than competitors.After 12 months with the
Story by Winald Kasch on November 29, 2011
All Strategies hinge on successful execution.  While most managers are comfortable planning, many struggle with the intricacies of implementation.  Two factors impact successful execution ab
Hack by Njal Larson on November 18, 2011
Over the years I've participated in countless strategic planning projects, having spent several years as a management consultant and then as a member of the executive team of several public companies.
Story by Jackie Yeaney on November 10, 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
After 20 years of working in the Industry in which my first job was to make copies and my last the top executive position in the same company, I have gathered data from more than 300 managers I have w
Hack by jorge pelaez on October 14, 2011
Entropy: a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogenity in which all matter is uniform..Among all matter, gases have the highest entropy, they don't have a p
Hack by Abhijeet Sharma on October 14, 2011
We've all heard the term 'talent management' before and seen it used to varying degress of success.  Often it's some mysterious happening that occurs around the boardroom table once a year, requi
Hack by Vicki Caisley on September 28, 2011

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