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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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Control, hierarchy, and rules can block progress on innovative new endeavors being run by savvy, veteran intrapreneurs at large corporations.
Hack by Steve Todd on June 23, 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
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
Force meetings to become more productive by insisting that every single meeting should have a purpose-statement - e g "Invent options to increase sales in Asia" or "Decide release date from suggested
Hack by Dan Bergh Johnsson on October 15, 2014
Let’s turn employment on its head. Instead of employees working for the employer, let’s make the employer work for the employees. Actually, let’s just retire the concepts of employer and employee.
Hack by Adam Schorr on June 24, 2011
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
We've all heard the term 'talent management' before and seen it used to varying degress of success.  Often it's some mysterious happening that occurs around the boardroom table once a year, requi
Hack by Vicki Caisley on September 28, 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
“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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