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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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How often did I hear managers tell me that the way they had to behave did not reflect who they were any longer, their behaviour was dictated by the system they were in, it was coming from the top down
Hack by Olivier Lavergne on December 1, 2010
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
 A “Traditionally Virtual” infrastructure rethinks the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and traditional work designs.  As a result, it better supports worker autonomy while maintainin
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
The Enterprise Knowledge Graph is a disruptive platform that combines emerging Big Data and Graph technologies to reinvent knowledge management inside organizations.
Hack by Lukas Masuch on March 28, 2014
Control, hierarchy, and rules can block progress on innovative new endeavors being run by savvy, veteran intrapreneurs at large corporations.
Hack by Steve Todd on June 23, 2011
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
Set clear objectives to foster trust and sense of ownership therefore incentivizing managers to act as business owners, hence maximizing value creation
Hack by Albert Canela on December 9, 2010
Have organisations progressed through the legendary McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y to the present day Theory Z.
Hack by Enock Ndlovu on February 26, 2011
Let’s turn employment on its head. Instead of employees working for the employer, let’s make the employer work for the employees. Actually, let’s just retire the concepts of employer and employee.
Hack by Adam Schorr on June 24, 2011

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