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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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205 Hacks
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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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Games are finally recognized as a very powerfull dynamic to improve productivity and ease change management while keeping people happy and committed.
Hack by Alexis Nicolas on November 3, 2010
The following 3 elements of modern business organizations are strangulating employees and organization while causing employee disengagement:1. Matrix organization design2.
Barrier by Ohm on October 14, 2011
As the incidence of programme and development failure increases, at great cost, "Programme Rescue" is fast becoming one of the most important machanisms in the business world to regain control.
Hack by James Stuart on April 27, 2011
Analogous to what augmented reality is to reality, the augmented leader will soon be with us. It is not a super human hero with chips installed in his brain.
Hack by dominique Turcq on June 30, 2011
Some communication is feasible only in the visual mode.  Imagine navigating with text on the road or what the GUI did to computers !
Hack by Joseph Manuel on March 16, 2012
My work is about the establishment of ‘standardised methodologies’ for the measurement of time in continuously assessing and maintaining the health of an organisation.  The application of fai
Barrier by Kurt Rieger on November 28, 2011
Authority in most group scenarios is taken, not necessarily granted, so I decided to change up the rules a bit. And I mean rules in the literal sense.
Hack by Rod Johnson on May 26, 2013
Talking about resilience and adaptability of organizations, monasteries may be an interesting area to learn from.
Story by Michael HIRT on June 1, 2011
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017

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