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Increase trust, reduce fear

“The most critical challenge for any organization is to enlarge the circle of trust.”

Command-and-control systems reflect a deep mistrust of employees’ commitment and competence. They also tend to overemphasize sanctions as a way of forcing compliance. That’s why so many organizations are filled with anxious employees who are hesitant to take the initiative or trust their own judgment. Organizational adaptability, innovation, and employee engagement can only thrive in a high-trust, low-fear culture. In such an environment, information is widely shared, contentious opinions are freely expressed, and risk taking is encouraged. Fear paralyzes, mistrust demoralizes—they must be wrung out of our management systems.

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238 Hacks
22 Barriers

Increase trust, reduce fear

“The most critical challenge for any organization is to enlarge the circle of trust.”

Command-and-control systems reflect a deep mistrust of employees’ commitment and competence. They also tend to overemphasize sanctions as a way of forcing compliance. That’s why so many organizations are filled with anxious employees who are hesitant to take the initiative or trust their own judgment. Organizational adaptability, innovation, and employee engagement can only thrive in a high-trust, low-fear culture. In such an environment, information is widely shared, contentious opinions are freely expressed, and risk taking is encouraged. Fear paralyzes, mistrust demoralizes—they must be wrung out of our management systems.

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Innovation = FUN!!!     But How?  Integrate the organization by linking each computer and employee into a video game via software.  The core functions of the business can
Hack by Vidia S. Ramdeen on July 30, 2010
Much has been written about organizational trouble shooting, fishbone analysis, force field analysis and so on.
Story by Cheenu Srinivasan on July 30, 2010
Empower people, give them space, pay them salaries in time and equip them with all the tools of innovation.My company runs a BPO in a conflict zone.
Hack by Omar Wani on July 30, 2010
You may think this company is nuts! They have people who make it work but they aren't employees and they don't make salaries. They have presence in five cities but they don't have a single office.
Story by Matt Shlosberg on July 29, 2010
When Henri Cartier Bresson described his photography, he said "There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment".
Barrier by David Mason on July 27, 2010
Use a powerful framework and proven process disciplines to sharply focus enterprise strategy on accelerating value creation.  Avoid warm and fuzzy objectives (
Hack by Richard Melrose on July 21, 2010
People who conclude that more money is needed before they can launch innovative projects, may be asking the wrong question.
Story by Ellen Weber on July 20, 2010

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