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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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  Implement an organization-wide initiative in which employees have a mandated "disconnect" from their work, allowing them necessary space to re-engage and rejuvenate. Giving space
Hack by Jourdan Phillips on January 20, 2011
This hack begins the process of changing a Management 1.0 organization’s culture by recognizing that an increase in personal freedom must be accompanied by an increase in personal
Hack by Chris Grams on April 30, 2012
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
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
Base all aspects of work on one simple principle: "Attend to folks' needs". When everyone is onboard with this principle, everthing else simply falls into place.
Hack by Bob Marshall on October 31, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf5JrAGNpzQIreland Tax Calculator is an app to check your payslip, apply for tax refund and file your income tax on the go.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 27, 2016
Many organisations of various sizes are built on hierarchy and driven by status, encouraging people up the organisational management ladder.
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on December 10, 2013
Modern management systems need to harness web technology to provide a real time interactive platform to harmonise team objectives and priorities.
Hack by Heather Kingsley on July 18, 2011
Is there a perfect world where employees won't have to leave their current employment for new challenges?
Hack by David Wayne Tikao on February 21, 2014
Not new, but simple, cost-effective, underutilized.  Spans industries, levels of work, sectors.  Think "sandbox" (nod to former mentor): Within clear constraints of quality, quantity, time,
Hack by Mary Ann Lesperance on December 4, 2013

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