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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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Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
Where the employment game is played in the same way a computer game will be played. Challenges determine the skills set required to progress to the next level and not the job description.
Hack by Johan van Wyk on May 4, 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
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
How about an organizational struture where where no one person is in charge, there are no secrets, and structures allow leaders to naturally emerge.
Hack by Adele Burnes on November 3, 2010
This hack would "Personify the Legal Enity" as to socializing with the External Environment as well as the Internal Environment.
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

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