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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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Manager’s today are often referred to as insincere, uncaring, disconnected, and unsupportive.
Hack by Maria Pinkling on March 16, 2011
The 21st century has seen unprecedented prosperity and produced high living standards for the majority of people living in the western world.
Hack by Pieter du Plooy on May 8, 2012
‘Everything fails all the time’ as the CTO of Amazon Werner Vogels puts it, is a principle which promotes thinking where organisations and individual projects are built on the assumption that there is
Story by Amit Namjoshi on February 21, 2014
Exelon Generation's 12-member Digital Plant Innovation Team had to deliver innovative new products fast for a fleet of 14 nuclear power plants in five states across the country.  To do
Hack by Randy Schmidt on November 20, 2018
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
Instead of managers occupying a level above front-line workers, why not have them work under and for them? 
Hack by Josh Harrington on September 19, 2010
The Connected Intelligence Operating System formally elevates employees Knowledge, Decisions and Insights to essential work products. 1.
Hack by Vasu Srinivasan on June 24, 2011
IntroductionI have heard around always knowledge workers need special type of attention compare to blue collar jobs.
Story by Chris Shayan on November 19, 2012
 The performance of a company is intrinsic with the employees associated with the organisation. Every employee and his contribution is part of the core ethos of a successful organization.
Hack by Amit Namjoshi on October 31, 2013

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