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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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Zero-sum budgeting has long been the practice for university &college operations, particularly in the public sector.  Essentially,when the city, county, and state governments are generating p
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on April 28, 2011
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
Do not use catch phrases... they can mislead your organization... Here is what I think about these phrases.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 6, 2016
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
people engagement 1.0 is dead having an arrangement that creates significance & certainty, some variety and strong connection will flow to contribution & growth (innovation & discreti
Story by Wade Keenan on July 11, 2011
It's not often you get to start a new job that hasn't been done before.  In January 2013, I set about building my new role as our College's very first Director of Strategic Organizational Initiat
Story by Aaron Anderson on October 17, 2013
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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