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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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Inmost transformation efforts, changing the transparency of financialdata including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 2, 2011
Policies and strategies of a company would be a set of LIVE wiki documents
Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011
To bring about a person’s full capacity is true motivation.  In order to accomplish such a goal an incentive program in which personalized incentives are executed for each employee will result in
Hack by Devin Stewart on March 15, 2011
The FreeSpeak system is a simple but powerful method to force the organization to self-improve and become more competitive while eliminating reliance on management.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on June 13, 2010
Many organisations of various sizes are built on hierarchy and driven by status, encouraging people up the organisational management ladder.
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on December 10, 2013
Use a new organization-known project that combines many different stakeholders, and departments to incentivice collaboration by openly sharing knowledge and information (just like an organization-base
Hack by RalfLippold on December 26, 2013
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
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
Business is a socially manufactured series of behaviors and processes.  Current business practices, guided by capitalist ideologies, which focus on short term profit maximizing approaches and exp
Hack by Catherine Poulter on April 27, 2012

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