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Reinvent the means of control

“We need control systems that shape rather than stifle human contribution.”

Traditional control systems ensure high levels of compliance but do so at the expense of employee creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement. To overcome the discipline-versus-innovation trade-off, tomorrow’s control systems will need to rely more on peer review and less on top-down supervision. They must leverage the power of shared values and aspirations while loosening the straitjacket of rules and strictures. The goal: organizations filled with people whose motivation and discipline comes from within.

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Reinvent the means of control

“We need control systems that shape rather than stifle human contribution.”

Traditional control systems ensure high levels of compliance but do so at the expense of employee creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement. To overcome the discipline-versus-innovation trade-off, tomorrow’s control systems will need to rely more on peer review and less on top-down supervision. They must leverage the power of shared values and aspirations while loosening the straitjacket of rules and strictures. The goal: organizations filled with people whose motivation and discipline comes from within.

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Bureaucracy today has become a disreputable word for us, but bureaucracy was born out of a need to manage resources as organizations progressively became larger in scope.
Hack by rahul kumar on December 1, 2011
The so-called shift to knowledge work was actually a shift from prefigured to configured working activities.  It brought with it a shift in the locus of control over the worker's activities - fro
Hack by Fred Nickols on July 11, 2011
Federated Decision Making is fundamentally about a trade -- one group asks another to vote on whether to expend resources to meet a member's need.
Story by Roy Zuniga on July 17, 2011
Dear All,Subtle operating style or subtle manners practised by leaders in business need to assessed by all of us.As self employed, aspiring to start, sustain a business, enterprise.
Story by H S ANAND on February 21, 2015
The status quo business model assumes that companies create products and sell them to customers.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on October 12, 2010
Manage Without Them is a complete disagreegation of management to allow integration of technology and peer to peer collaboration without loss of governance.
Hack by Matthew De George on May 26, 2011
The Industrial Age was primarily rules-based leading to procedures. The Information Age is primarily principles-based leading to creativity and innovation.
Hack by George Kobak on February 23, 2015
Cost Accounting chokes business by focusing on parts rather than the relationship between parts. As the primary feedback mechanism for business and organizations it leads to bad decisions.
Hack by Dan Strongin on March 19, 2011
A new perspective on human nature, particularly on human needs, allows us to develop a dynamic model of the organization and an integrated top-down-bottom-up approach to management.
Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on December 10, 2011

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