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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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Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017
Leading without "Title" empowers ordinary employees and lower-level specialists the opportunity to really contribute and build an organization.
Story by Francis Jeyaraj on April 15, 2013
In our organization a good portion of customer orders are customized. These customizations require people to think and engineer a solution to what they think the customer desires.
Story by Mark Bublitz on December 17, 2013

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