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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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In our organization a good portion of customer orders are customized. These customizations require people to think and engineer a solution to what they think the customer desires.
Story by Mark Bublitz on December 17, 2013
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
Extend "first right of refusal" to customers to own the company's stock, whenever there is a need for new/ additional external investment.
Hack by Niranjan Rao on May 10, 2012
Most companies have internal employee portals - the one where all employees are expected to or voluntarily sign in everyday. Here, it is easy to search for any employee (via their ID no.).
Hack by Joel Modestus on July 14, 2013
We have structured elaborate change management plans and programs, housed in HR that have, in effect, taken away the responsibility of managing from the line managers.
Hack by john sigmon on November 2, 2014
Why do people buy luxury watches despite being very expensive? There is a lot of answers to that question and it may also depend on those persons who are buying it.
Story by andrew thompson on November 4, 2019
Let the system take care of all repetitive tasks. It is waste of managerial and organization's time 
Hack by Manoj Sharma on May 15, 2010
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
Every public company is controlled by a Board of Directors representing shareholders only; not employees, the community, the environment, or any other stakeholders.
Hack by Dale Bruns on March 13, 2012

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