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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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Outside the world of academics popular culture splendidly captured the corporate imperative with the clarion call of “Show me the money!”   That demand is more incessant today with an ever i
Hack by János Pál NÉMETH on December 15, 2011
Cost Accounting chokes business by focusing on parts rather than the relationship between parts. As the primary feedback mechanism for business and organizations it leads to bad decisions.
Hack by Dan Strongin on March 19, 2011
With so much attention on the potential for web 2.0 technologies to “flatten” the organizational hierarchy, and excitement that meritocracy will rule the day, how are the downsides to a flat organizat
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 2, 2011
Business Agility is experiments, analytics, and execution - all driven by evidence-based decisionmaking.
Hack by David Siegel on November 22, 2013
Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 19, 2011
For corporate management roles, human resources are used to fill them.  But what if the best ideas were allowed to manage also?  Put an AI system in place that would test and prove ideas, se
Hack by George Kobak on April 30, 2013
Creativity and Innovation at the front line has to be nurtured alongside the Lean methodologies by combining all the tools, philosophies, and processes.
Hack by Ron Yartz on January 7, 2015
Non-compliance can be viewed as a ‘problem’ resulting in solutions which are hoping to resolve that ‘problem’.
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on July 17, 2013
 As we’ve learned over the last several years, from Richard Florida’s Creative Class to Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Quotient, the soft skills and organizational skills are the most valuable to the
Hack by Ross Smith on July 10, 2011
It is time to abolish the role and title of Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director in many corporations.The head of the senior management team should be a customer.
Hack by Geoff Barbaro on October 10, 2010

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