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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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 A “Traditionally Virtual” infrastructure rethinks the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and traditional work designs.  As a result, it better supports worker autonomy while maintainin
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 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
Not every manager works in an office setting and one of the biggest management issues I faced when I used to be an executive chef were smoke breaks.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 15, 2017
With the existing technology, it's very easy to establish a wikilocation to bridge the gap between what we do internally in theoperational side of university and colleges (as well as any othereducatio
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 24, 2010
A hack illustrated through the context of health care company, Praetorian Rx, and its strange experimental design.
Hack by K. Lanier on March 8, 2014
Card Scanning on Phones: How Safe Is It?Thanks to the advancement of technology, nowadays, we are using our smartphones to do plenty of things thus saving a lot of time.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on February 27, 2019
The world of work has grown increasingly complex in recent years, making the task of management increasingly difficult and the ability for people to self-manage is severely constrained.  Managing
Hack by David De Spong on July 18, 2011
The “green” movement continues to increase in reach and scope, increasing numbers of consumers and businesses are placing a greater emphasis on developing strategies that will reach across the entire
Story by John Baldzicki on May 11, 2012
Pain points can abound in the workplace, with people either contributing to or helping relieve them. Perceived pain (vs.
Hack by George Kobak on May 6, 2015

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