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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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We’re all finally recognizing that management and innovation are social activities – people activities.  So it has struck me as rather odd that HR is hardly mentioned in the conversation.  W
Has the position of University or College President become overlyburdensome and too much for one person?
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 24, 2010
Embracing the principles of Autonomy & Trust and Openess & Transparency, this hack aims to establish the credibility and value of HR as a business partner by adapting the language and measurem
Hack by Harrison Withers on July 17, 2013
Imagine if Toyota decides to stop selling cars today and instead start selling smart home appliances tomorrow.
Hack by Eidit Hashim on February 10, 2011
Why Retaining Employees MattersThese summarize has been gathered from Retaining Employees by Harvard Business Press. If you ask from any of CEOs or firm leaders that: “what is one of th
Story by Chris Shayan on January 6, 2013
Measure the attitudes of your stakeholders in surveys. Link their scores to financial performance using factor analysis and structural equations.
Hack by Anders Magnusson on May 26, 2010
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.-- Wayne GretskyThis article is aimed specifically at organizational change practitioners.
Hack by Luc Galoppin on March 5, 2012
The idea of driving the personal growth of independent sales contractors to achieve more sales, especially when you will be using their targets to be communicated from the bottom up in determ
Hack by Gerhard Verwey on July 16, 2011
Companies like to follow industry best practices, but these practices are often far from the best.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on June 2, 2010

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