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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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It is time to abolish the role and title of Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director in many corporations.The head of the senior management team should be a customer.
Hack by Geoff Barbaro on October 10, 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
Authority in most group scenarios is taken, not necessarily granted, so I decided to change up the rules a bit. And I mean rules in the literal sense.
Hack by Rod Johnson on May 26, 2013
  Cost (in production, research, retail, and accounting), is the value of money that has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use anymore (Wi
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on January 25, 2015
Set clear objectives to foster trust and sense of ownership therefore incentivizing managers to act as business owners, hence maximizing value creation
Hack by Albert Canela on December 9, 2010
Design and implment a collaborative technology that helps you get the work done - that moves the portfolio of change projects forward ina social colaborative way!
Hack by Geoff Carss on November 7, 2011
The 21st century has seen unprecedented prosperity and produced high living standards for the majority of people living in the western world.
Hack by Pieter du Plooy on May 8, 2012
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
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
Agency theory and the systemic nature of investor owned companies favour top down control, demand compliance and restrict the flow of information, creating disengaged employees.
Hack by Graham Ramsey on March 1, 2011

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