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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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There is a lot of frustration and sometimes limitation around career advancement, professional development, succession planning etc.
Hack by Jennifer Long on October 17, 2013
Taking a leaf out of the recent North African uprisings there is something profound and real about the way leaders are chosen and once chosen how they maintain power and hegemony.
Formal networks are  empowered and organized Communities of Passion that drive collaboration and progress across silos.Unlike matrix structures, formal networks
Hack by Michele Zanini on July 5, 2011
A hack illustrated through the context of health care company, Praetorian Rx, and its strange experimental design.
Hack by K. Lanier on March 8, 2014
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their principles.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about the prinliples leaderless organizations bring to
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 4, 2014

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