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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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I think a generally underappreciated (even when it's explicitly discussed), but highly influential factor in any workplace is the power of metrics.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 31, 2011
Implement a revolutionary, transparent corporate environment that: (1) allows meritocracy to assert its proper influence on the decision-making process; (2) eradicates the power of brow
Hack by Alice Huang on June 25, 2010
Extend "first right of refusal" to customers to own the company's stock, whenever there is a need for new/ additional external investment.
Hack by Niranjan Rao on May 10, 2012
 The performance of a company is intrinsic with the employees associated with the organisation. Every employee and his contribution is part of the core ethos of a successful organization.
Hack by Amit Namjoshi on October 31, 2013
Have you ever had a time where you felt you like you were stuck in a parking lot on your way to work?  Have you ever felt the drag on the commute that may or may not already put more aggravation
Hack by Thanh Hoang on September 19, 2010
Sales commission programs are intended to maximise the revenue generated from sales activity in order maximise company revenues and profits for its stakeholders.  But is it delivering the results
Hack by Andrew Crabb on October 10, 2012
We have structured elaborate change management plans and programs, housed in HR that have, in effect, taken away the responsibility of managing from the line managers.
Hack by john sigmon on November 2, 2014
Imagine you're a manager, ok, so far so good. You come into work and today you finally need to address a poor performer in your group.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 31, 2011
Bureaucracy - almost by definition - is when the process overtakes the objective.I have now worked at a number of extremely bureaucratic organisations and can attest to the following formula to break
Hack by Riaan Steenberg on October 25, 2011

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