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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
Invaluable assets are assets that the value cannot be ascertained. Such assets are employees and consultants working for an entity.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 22, 2014
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011
 People are inherently selfish when it comes to work.  They serve their own interests first and foremost.
Hack by SHANE BOND on July 3, 2011
Democratise management and facilitate input from thousands of points of contact with the external environment (all employees) into  strategy and business develop
Hack by Mike Parker on August 23, 2010
Let's face it.  Most people (unless you work in the dot EDU space) look to the higher education (or education in general) enterprise with an industrial mindset; one where teaching and learning ar
Hack by Aaron Anderson on August 28, 2013
The Innovatron is a platform that brings all employees (and possibly other stakeholders as well) together to propose, assess, finance and implement new ideas in a venture capi
Hack by Jacques Warichet on January 4, 2013
A <MAZE> initiative would promote several main purposes.  It would address the cacophony of ways to orchestrate high level understandings for management practice.  It
Hack by John Roth on May 14, 2013
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their principles.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about the prinliples leaderless organizations bring to
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 4, 2014

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