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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
11 Barriers

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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This Hack considers two types of entity, the not-for-profit and the modern non-hierarchical company of the innovation economy, and suggests some simple ways that each can learn and adopt from the othe
Fear of long term commitment might lead top managers block projects and middle managers from timely recruitment leading to use of temporary or arbitrary workforce or excused breach of quality targets
Barrier by Torben Tambo on October 16, 2011
This Hack proposes options and opportunities for radical change to all levels of traditional operational processes by moving the organisation to the Web 2.0 space.
Creativity and Innovation at the front line has to be nurtured alongside the Lean methodologies by combining all the tools, philosophies, and processes.
Hack by Ron Yartz on January 7, 2015
This is not a sharp, easy and clear cut solution, but a long term approach for long term change that leads to long term, patient capitalism.The last decade has seen an explosion of thought-leadership
Hack by Frank Jan de Graaf on May 10, 2012
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
With so much attention on the potential for web 2.0 technologies to “flatten” the organizational hierarchy, and excitement that meritocracy will rule the day, how are the downsides to a flat organizat
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 2, 2011
Teleworking is not a new idea and has been with us for some time and despite research showing the potential benefits, decision makers have not embraced it as an effective alternative to current work s
Hack by Ryno Steyn on May 8, 2012
The risk in every innovation is that can produce a revolution or even worst anarchy...I think that especially in some countries and in some cultures, Management 2.0 could become a strong tool to contr
Hack by Giuseppe Satriani on July 10, 2011
When managers isolate themselves from the team by hiding away in a private ofice, they defeat the benefitsof working as a team.

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