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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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A positive future vision where we can welcome 9 billion people to a planet with a flourishing economy and environment.Utilising recognised market mechanisms, our ‘infinite economy’ hack recalibrates p
Hack by Joss Tantram on May 10, 2012
Reversing or reducing perception and attribution errors in the healthcare imply overhauling the healthcare system structure and practice but addressing the person of the leader has similar effect to h
Hack by Owen Mandisodza on February 27, 2011
By pooling resources through collaborative consulting, freelancers and independent professionals can make substantial gains in increasing customer value, competitiveness and their bottom lines.
Hack by Wayne Bishop on January 4, 2012
 The performance of a company is intrinsic with the employees associated with the organisation. Every employee and his contribution is part of the core ethos of a successful organization.
Hack by Amit Namjoshi on October 31, 2013
How can we be inspired by nature (on its way to manage living things, ecossystems, etc.) to solve management challenges?Nature is million years old of a harsh competitive environment.
Hack by André Ribeiro Winter on December 10, 2010
Improving how people work in today’s organizations by abstracting collaboration practices and embedding them in email.
Hack by Ritu Raj on June 22, 2011
In today’s organizations there is not only a gap in leadership but a seemingly high level of denial.
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
Companies like to follow industry best practices, but these practices are often far from the best.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on June 2, 2010
People talk about reinventing the wheel as if it's a bad thing. But the wheel is over 5,000 years old.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 20, 2010
This hack proposes to create leadership/management teams in which power, tasks and responsibilities are not distributed across people on the same hierarchical level, but are held by a team representin
Hack by Zoltan Csigas on July 17, 2011

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