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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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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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Set clear objectives to foster trust and sense of ownership therefore incentivizing managers to act as business owners, hence maximizing value creation
Hack by Albert Canela on December 9, 2010
Create a regularly scheduled Q and A session where the CEO and his or her peers are compelled to take questions from the broader organization, in the style of the British Prime Minister’s address to P
Hack by Gary Hamel on April 6, 2011
To address the urgent challenge of impatient capital and epidemic myopic short-termism, we propose a new paradigm: Soft Tenure.Soft-tenure is an innovative management paradig
With the existing technology, it's very easy to establish a wikilocation to bridge the gap between what we do internally in theoperational side of university and colleges (as well as any othereducatio
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 24, 2010
Traditional management implies someone higher in the hierarchy is managing my performance. People can only manage their own performance.
Hack by Peter Bunce on November 8, 2012
Empower to Improve seeks to mitigate large hospital bills for uninsured and underinsured patients with chronic conditions that could be easily managed with better preventive care practices.
Hack by Trey Morris on March 3, 2014

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