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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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Our current leadership paradigm divides people into two groups: leaders and followers.
Hack by David Marquet on December 9, 2011
A stressed out small businessman learns, the hard way, the importance of a work place where people are energized and motivated by working the way that works for them.
Story by Henry Stewart on July 21, 2010
According to Michael Porter value is the chain of activities for a company that operates in a specific industry.
Hack by Avijit Saha on March 15, 2011
The existing philosophical foundation of businesses/organizations communicates an inherent sense of inequality: Employees are seen as minions and bosses are seen as mini gods; as long as
Hack by Cathy Archer on November 22, 2010
If I asked you a make a list of high performing teams - the kind that deliver world class results under tremendous pressure every day, chances are, a management committee wouldn't feature.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on November 1, 2011
This is the story of an OD consulting firm founded in the Middle East.
Story by Marwa Farouq on September 30, 2010
Business professors think I am out of my mind, but I think business professors are out of their mind if they think that models they teach in business school really work.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on September 6, 2010
Communities exist because the individuals that participate get more out then they put in, scaling from very little value to significant value.
Hack by Rachel Happe on May 26, 2011
Get leaders truly working for their teams, rather than the other way around.
Hack by Leslie-Ann Bergstrom on September 21, 2010

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