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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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The Deliberative Corporation is a technology-supported process for sustainable decision-making. It allows any organization or governing group to consult its population.
Hack by James Fishkin on July 18, 2011
Traditional performance management has run its course. It does not make us the agile and human organizations we need to be. Can we learn something from traffic?
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on June 12, 2012
The Foundation for Technical Education in Iraq wanted a world-class development model for its College CEO's  (Deans).
Story by Tony Nelson on October 18, 2011
At Statoil, we try to take reality seriously, not just a dynamic and unpredictable business environment, but also all the competent and responsible people in the company.
Story by Bjarte Bogsnes on November 28, 2011
Leadership practices have something in common with aging rock bands that continue to headline in obscure little venues: both have passed their prime yet fail to recognize it.
Hack by Jane Perdue on October 31, 2011
Enlarge the circle of trust by orders of magnitude and radically accelerate the trust-building process by empowering people to rely on the information even before they trust each other.
Hack by Alex Todd on May 4, 2010
The assumption that employees must be hierarchically controlled has frustrated organizational innovation for decades.  We and five well-known business leaders stumbled upon the solution to this i
Hack by Bill Nobles on June 4, 2010

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