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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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LOW-RISK & COST method of learning how to start up overseas I'm in Tokyo but with plants in China/Vietnam too.
Story by Ron McFarland on April 6, 2012
Remove Manager bias on employees by increasing employee motivation and flatten organization politics by participating in projects within each functional unit on a voluntary basis.Problem
Hack by Francesco Sabato on December 3, 2010
 Inspired by the new sciences and adopting an integral approach aimed to the inclusion of different paradigms, theories and models on the organization field, I propose three requirements to effec
Hack by Michele Munaretti on June 5, 2012
I propose to develop a digital performance tool that could  revolutionize the way we run the offices now.
Hack by sanjith yeruva on December 11, 2010
Require companies to select CEO annually based on employee vote - shifts power to the peple who deliver the shareholder value on the ground and holds bosses accountable.
Hack by Kath Dewar on May 4, 2012
Bureaucracy - almost by definition - is when the process overtakes the objective.I have now worked at a number of extremely bureaucratic organisations and can attest to the following formula to break
Hack by Riaan Steenberg on October 25, 2011
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

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