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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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To varying degrees, everyone has self-centered ambitions: to become rich and famous, to win the race, to have some power over others. Such forces can drive people to work hard and produce results.
Hack by Tsukasa Makino on July 17, 2011
Narconia is an online community that seeks to connect creative individuals with other skilled people and resources. Through us, a creator of a project can reward passionate contributors w
Hack by Robert Roufail on September 3, 2011
Self-managing systems are common and occur all around us, although not commonly applied to the structure of businesses.
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 24, 2014
Perfection can destroy your business!Only 3 takes in the studio, is a showdown with the tyranny of the guided hand and the perfection that reigns in businesses today.
Hack by Thomas Geuken on December 23, 2011
Empower to Improve seeks to mitigate large hospital bills for uninsured and underinsured patients with chronic conditions that could be easily managed with better preventive care practices.
Hack by Trey Morris on March 3, 2014
This is the story of an OD consulting firm founded in the Middle East.
Story by Marwa Farouq on September 30, 2010
 A “Traditionally Virtual” infrastructure rethinks the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and traditional work designs.  As a result, it better supports worker autonomy while maintainin
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012

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