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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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The most successful companies have a higher purpose beyond profit and shareholder value. Yet many companies are adrift, without knowing why they exist. So how does a company find its purpose?
Hack by Tom Nixon on September 1, 2013
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
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
Although the spectrum of possibilities offered by contemporary collaborative technologies for energizing our workspaces has broadened considerably in the recent years, we believe there is still signif
Hack by Emmanuel Kaldis on March 30, 2014
Employees’ hidden talent can give wings to an organization. Too often, management itself is the obstacle.
Hack by Vivek Pai Kochikar on December 19, 2011
Implement a leadership development programme in which the employees of an organisation are exposed to the challenges faced by their CEO for a day
Hack by Prince Goel on March 20, 2011
‘Going to work’ used to mean showing up at the office where your manager would tell you what to work on that day and closely monitor your progress. This is obviously no longer the case.

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