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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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Companies like to follow industry best practices, but these practices are often far from the best.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on June 2, 2010
Some communication is feasible only in the visual mode.  Imagine navigating with text on the road or what the GUI did to computers !
Hack by Joseph Manuel on March 16, 2012
It troubles me that it will only take a few hundred words to share the profound reality that leadership is inextricably tied to individual character.  Such an important subject should take volume
Hack by Phil Eastman on November 13, 2011
Leading by letting go addresses a fundamental mismatch of traditional vertical leadership approaches with the needs of knowledge workers who tend to ignore corporate hierarchy and need autonomy to unl
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
Has the position of University or College President become overlyburdensome and too much for one person?
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 24, 2010
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
Engaging senior level experience in a constructive way by creating critical friends.
Hack by Mark McDonald on August 30, 2011
We’re all finally recognizing that management and innovation are social activities – people activities.  So it has struck me as rather odd that HR is hardly mentioned in the conversation.  W
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

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