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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 cure for capitalism is more capitalism. Actual control system provides all-or-nothing instruments that prove to be insufficiently rough.
Hack by Justare Alman on May 4, 2012
In today’s organizations there is not only a gap in leadership but a seemingly high level of denial.
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
When we read/talk about Open Innovation, corporations try to change their culture and knowledge management into new process and methodologies, sometimes when they found a new opportunity outside their
Hack by Franco M. Lazzuri on June 29, 2010
Millions of people labour under managers that do not motivate them or enable them to reach their potential. The resulting waste is huge. The solution is simple: let people choose their managers.
Hack by Henry Stewart on May 11, 2012
As the incidence of programme and development failure increases, at great cost, "Programme Rescue" is fast becoming one of the most important machanisms in the business world to regain control.
Hack by James Stuart on April 27, 2011
“Web 2.0“-ECO-systems are driven by the direct added value of all of their participants.
A global experiment in crowd-sourcing that tests the power of the masses versus established ways of doing things.
Hack by Craig Churchill on January 23, 2013
Self-managing systems are common and occur all around us, although not commonly applied to the structure of businesses.
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 24, 2014
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

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