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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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This submission consists of a series of hacks targeting all the three issues - values and ethics, long term vision and social responsibility.
Hack by Joel Modestus on May 10, 2012
If you want to promote the behaviours of your best leaders, give them a larger span of control and ability to influence.
Hack by Sean Schofield on November 21, 2013
I recently interviewed Arie Versluis where he discussed how a more traditional design leads to a complex organization with simple tasks, while a socio-technical design leads to a simple orga
Hack by Dustin Mattison on March 22, 2011
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
The cure for capitalism is more capitalism. Actual control system provides all-or-nothing instruments that prove to be insufficiently rough.
Hack by Justare Alman on May 4, 2012
In today’s organizations there is not only a gap in leadership but a seemingly high level of denial.
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
There is a lot of buzz to transform your company by integrating social media applications.
Hack by Erik Van Rompay on November 8, 2010
Millions of people labour under managers that do not motivate them or enable them to reach their potential. The resulting waste is huge. The solution is simple: let people choose their managers.
Hack by Henry Stewart on May 11, 2012
When we read/talk about Open Innovation, corporations try to change their culture and knowledge management into new process and methodologies, sometimes when they found a new opportunity outside their
Hack by Franco M. Lazzuri on June 29, 2010

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