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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 we manage workers by headcount, jobs, roles, processes, and infrastructure.
Hack by Michael Grove on April 30, 2012
Technology isn't the centre of web 2.0, people are.  To create management 2.0, we need to enable change in the perspectives and behaviours of the people working within organisations.
Hack by Jon Ingham on July 17, 2011
The challenge is to combine technologies, platforms and ways of learning that explicitly tackle those enemies of adaptability and support each of the design principles of a truly adaptable organisatio
Hack by Julie Steel on July 17, 2013
An exploration of the question: can large corporations really act like start-ups or get close to that?
Hack by Angelique Plugge on April 25, 2016
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
 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
As I'm currently working on my annual employee evaluations(including my self-eval which I write and my boss puts his signatureon), I'm struck by how much time I sink into them and how useless theyreal
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 5, 2010
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
Intrapreneurs suggest new directions that clash against corporate machinery, and corporate roadblocks can be difficult for one person (the intrapreneur) to overcome.
Hack by Steve Todd on December 20, 2010
  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

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