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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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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
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
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
  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
Human Capital is source of Agility and an important resource to gain competitive advantage for any organization.
Hack by Sasidhar Ravinuthala on January 20, 2011
Human Capital is source of Agility and an important resource to gain competitive advantage for any organization.
Hack by Sasidhar Ravinuthala on January 20, 2011
Empower employees to create and fund their own initiatives by allocating a portion of their annual bonus pay, matched by the company.
Hack by Kartik Subbarao on January 19, 2011
“10% Passion Time” is an adaptation of Google’s famous “20% Innovation Time” (where engineers can spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them).
Hack by Gavin Symanowitz on January 16, 2011

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