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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 central premise is that capitalism in its current form is not broken.  Merely that it cannot operate in a vacuum, and without moral foundation.
Hack by Graeme Gellatly on May 8, 2012
One of the fundamental questions of science and statistics is how to determine the difference between correlation and causation.
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 3, 2011
Historic and archaic management structures more closely resemble the North Korean dictatorship than a flourishing Democracy; and history shows us what happens to innovation and ambition in authoritari
Hack by Philip Tillman on November 8, 2010
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.
Set clear objectives to foster trust and sense of ownership therefore incentivizing managers to act as business owners, hence maximizing value creation
Hack by Albert Canela on December 9, 2010
What is so great about Retail Xpress?It’s only a revolutionary, unique, all-in-one retail software developed to make running a business easier than ever!So what exactly makes it so unique and revoluti
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on February 1, 2019
Ever heard of topsy-turvey? This is a thought about just that. How to turn an organisation on its head and to improve its prospects in our future business world.
Hack by Mark Laycock on December 31, 2010
Super charge organisations by making employees owners, give them every bit of information that you can, teach them what it means.
Hack by Ruth Scandrett on March 1, 2011

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