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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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Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 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
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
In October, 2012, iHire transitioned its culture to a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), which is a management philosophy in which the focus comes off where, when and how long employees are working
Story by Lisa Shuster on December 26, 2013
A bottom-up approach in which the employees in each department "draft" their Manager and Supervisors, given certain limitations. The draft occurs every six months, fostering renewa
Hack by Justin Astrin on December 13, 2010
One of the fundamental questions of science and statistics is how to determine the difference between correlation and causation.
Hack by Clint Carlson on June 3, 2011
As part of our efficiency series, ieaccounts will like to introduce our paperless accounting initiative. Companies and sole trader’s biggest nightmare every year is usually the year end.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 11, 2015
Our basic leadership strategy today can be summarized in five words: “Do This, Don’t Do That.” And nearly every management innovation today is nothing but a variation of that fundamentally flawed stra
Hack by Aman Motwane on October 1, 2010
Super charge organisations by making employees owners, give them every bit of information that you can, teach them what it means.
Hack by Ruth Scandrett on March 1, 2011

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