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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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The status quo business model assumes that companies create products and sell them to customers.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on October 12, 2010
Manage Without Them is a complete disagreegation of management to allow integration of technology and peer to peer collaboration without loss of governance.
Hack by Matthew De George on May 26, 2011
The Industrial Age was primarily rules-based leading to procedures. The Information Age is primarily principles-based leading to creativity and innovation.
Hack by George Kobak on February 23, 2015
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
A new perspective on human nature, particularly on human needs, allows us to develop a dynamic model of the organization and an integrated top-down-bottom-up approach to management.
Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on December 10, 2011
Can ethical consumption and the capitalist model coexist? It is currently accepted that consumption is a prevalent feature of the capitalist system.
Hack by Brad McKee on May 9, 2012
How we identified a 10-15 % productivity improvement potential among knowledge and interaction workers by using dedicated IT-tools and progressive management philosophies to enable and empower employe
Story by Mårten Keijser on June 9, 2013
The idea is to create a transparent value ecosystem, where organizational values (openess, innovation etc') get a numeric value (points)  that can be exchnaged between all steakholders, then simp
Hack by Yoni Assia on March 2, 2012
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
Business Agility is experiments, analytics, and execution - all driven by evidence-based decisionmaking.
Hack by David Siegel on November 22, 2013

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