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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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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
Can ethical consumption and the capitalist model coexist? It is currently accepted that consumption is a prevalent feature of the capitalist system.
Hack by Brad McKee on May 9, 2012
With the Global Financial Crisis in mind the aim is to provide a review of challenges and approaches relating to how organisations should  create new blue prints, ranging from long term plan
Hack by Zaineb Jabawi on May 9, 2012
The 21st century has seen unprecedented prosperity and produced high living standards for the majority of people living in the western world.
Hack by Pieter du Plooy on May 8, 2012
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 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
The cure for capitalism is more capitalism. Actual control system provides all-or-nothing instruments that prove to be insufficiently rough.
Hack by Justare Alman on May 4, 2012
Require companies to select CEO annually based on employee vote - shifts power to the peple who deliver the shareholder value on the ground and holds bosses accountable.
Hack by Kath Dewar on May 4, 2012
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
Syndicate assignments are a component of the business school learning process, although these can present a challenge in terms of productivity.
Barrier by Rob Brine on May 2, 2012

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