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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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205 Hacks
11 Barriers

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 core problem of Management is stagnation of Collective Ability. Enough evidence has accumulated to deduce Collective Ability is raised by removing all barriers to the flow of Knowledge.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on September 13, 2010
In our distant past, our ancestors would consult with an assortment of gods for guidance.
Hack by Roger Bromley on May 27, 2013
There are many known good practices that most companies don't follow simply because they aren't aware of them.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 21, 2010
Hierarchy can be reinvented through a contribution-based “points system,” linked specifically to how each employee impacts the company’s results.
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
We have been educated for stability – and we continue to train people to be effective in known territories – but the current competitive environment is unstable.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on May 30, 2013
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
The aim of Positive Manipulation is to facilitate delivery and maintenance of a functional, productive employee.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 25, 2011
This hack proposes to create leadership/management teams in which power, tasks and responsibilities are not distributed across people on the same hierarchical level, but are held by a team representin
Hack by Zoltan Csigas on July 17, 2011

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