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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 many innovations died within big corporations, whose managers failed to spot a breakthrough idea in unchartered seas of innovation portals and CTOs’ e-mail boxes?
Hack by LBS team 12 on January 9, 2011
Most companies have implemented “best practice sharing” processes that help identify local innovations and seek to scale them by providing corporate resources.  While well-intentioned, these effo
Hack by Colin Cunningham on June 14, 2012
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
Earning Motivation and POWER- EmpowerMaverick, allow employees to choose anything and everything related to work?
Create a positive vision of your business by banking employees’ volunteer hours in their community with a Time Bank.  Hours are exchanged with local service/product providers for participati
Hack by Michael Roth on January 20, 2011
Virtually every company has some sort of training program with the goal of having their people work smarter, but it is not the program that counts but how effective it is.
Hack by George Kobak on March 24, 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
Instead of just assigning tasks to employees that end up being a grind, get to know employees and give them work that fits with their interests, talents, and motivations.
Hack by Orin Davis on December 23, 2011
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011
Workers often find themselves too bound by deadlines and project expectations to have time to collaborate on cool, interesting, but less "high priority" ideas.
Hack by Vijay Karunamurthy on September 20, 2010

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