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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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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
What is so great about Retail Xpress?It’s only a revolutionary, unique, all-in-one retail software developed to make running a business easier than ever!So what exactly makes it so unique and revoluti
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on February 1, 2019
This phenonmenon is not very common but it isn't very rare too. You must have seen new employees being shown doors during the probation period of their employment.
Hack by Naveen Kanthed on March 18, 2011
With the Global Financial Crisis in mind the aim is to provide a review of challenges and approaches relating to how organisations should  create new blue prints, ranging from long term plan
Hack by Zaineb Jabawi on May 9, 2012
Use a powerful framework and proven process disciplines to sharply focus enterprise strategy on accelerating value creation.  Avoid warm and fuzzy objectives (
Hack by Richard Melrose on July 21, 2010
There is a lot of buzz to transform your company by integrating social media applications.
Hack by Erik Van Rompay on November 8, 2010
A major feature of management in organisations is ongoing change.  Change itself has changed (see Gary Hamel's video on the home page of the MIX).
Hack by Jon Ingham on July 18, 2011
· Tenant #1: a government'sallegiance lies with those that empower it.· Tenant #2: one's allegiance liesin oneself. · Tenant #3: The second tenant isthe most powerful driving force of an economy.
Hack by arno lemus on February 28, 2012
If you want to promote the behaviours of your best leaders, give them a larger span of control and ability to influence.
Hack by Sean Schofield on November 21, 2013

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