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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 recent events surrounding the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 has created an unprecedented surge of volunteerism. There are millions of people who want to help.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on March 20, 2014
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Story by Shubhi Mittal on October 30, 2013
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Hack by Stephen Remedios on July 17, 2013
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Story by Julian Birkinshaw on July 6, 2010
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Hack by Jane Perdue on October 31, 2011
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Hack by Tom Nixon on September 1, 2013
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Hack by Roger Bromley on May 27, 2013
Measure the attitudes of your stakeholders in surveys. Link their scores to financial performance using factor analysis and structural equations.
Hack by Anders Magnusson on May 26, 2010

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