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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
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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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When managers isolate themselves from the team by hiding away in a private ofice, they defeat the benefitsof working as a team.
How can we be inspired by nature (on its way to manage living things, ecossystems, etc.) to solve management challenges?Nature is million years old of a harsh competitive environment.
Hack by André Ribeiro Winter on December 10, 2010
Talking about resilience and adaptability of organizations, monasteries may be an interesting area to learn from.
Story by Michael HIRT on June 1, 2011
This hack would "Personify the Legal Enity" as to socializing with the External Environment as well as the Internal Environment.
PrefaceI just finished another reading from my book stack. It is called The will of Power(German: "Der Wille zur Macht") by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Story by Chris Shayan on May 23, 2012
What truly makes teamwork effective? It is about the perspective of the individual member not the managers.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on July 2, 2015
Development of a transparent employment process that results in not only the best person for the position being appointed but also keeps that person by making the company accountable for all promises
Hack by Andre Basel on February 28, 2011
Design and implment a collaborative technology that helps you get the work done - that moves the portfolio of change projects forward ina social colaborative way!
Hack by Geoff Carss on November 7, 2011
I have heard around always knowledge workers need special type of attention compare to blue collar jobs.
Story by Chris Shayan on February 9, 2013

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