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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 idea is to create a transparent value ecosystem, where organizational values (openess, innovation etc') get a numeric value (points)  that can be exchnaged between all steakholders, then simp
Hack by Yoni Assia on March 2, 2012
The idea of driving the personal growth of independent sales contractors to achieve more sales, especially when you will be using their targets to be communicated from the bottom up in determ
Hack by Gerhard Verwey on July 16, 2011
In a taxonomically organized world human resources are managed with structured approach: organizational graph, job role, job description, hierarchical or functional controls.In every day activity peop
Hack by Luca Grivet Foiaia on May 31, 2011
Let the business users who know VOTE. In IT there is always a backlog of desired projects. The same can happen in other areas of business.
Hack by alexander keenan on May 26, 2011
A bottom-up approach in which the employees in each department "draft" their Manager and Supervisors, given certain limitations. The draft occurs every six months, fostering renewa
Hack by Justin Astrin on December 13, 2010
How about an organizational struture where where no one person is in charge, there are no secrets, and structures allow leaders to naturally emerge.
Hack by Adele Burnes on November 3, 2010
Where the employment game is played in the same way a computer game will be played. Challenges determine the skills set required to progress to the next level and not the job description.
Hack by Johan van Wyk on May 4, 2012
Capitalism will not change if those of us providing the capital don't begin to remove financial incentives for short-term behavior.
Hack by Jeffrey Cherry on May 10, 2012
Let the system take care of all repetitive tasks. It is waste of managerial and organization's time 
Hack by Manoj Sharma on May 15, 2010
LOW-RISK & COST method of learning how to start up overseas I'm in Tokyo but with plants in China/Vietnam too.
Story by Ron McFarland on April 6, 2012

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