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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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We have been educated for stability – and we continue to train people to be effective in known territories – but the current competitive environment is unstable.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on May 30, 2013
Hierarchy can be reinvented through a contribution-based “points system,” linked specifically to how each employee impacts the company’s results.
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
In a taxonomically organized world human resources are managed with structured approach: organizational graph, job role, job description, hierarchical or functional controls.In every day activity peop
Hack by Luca Grivet Foiaia on May 31, 2011
We’re all finally recognizing that management and innovation are social activities – people activities.  So it has struck me as rather odd that HR is hardly mentioned in the conversation.  W
Where the employment game is played in the same way a computer game will be played. Challenges determine the skills set required to progress to the next level and not the job description.
Hack by Johan van Wyk on May 4, 2012
Imagine if Toyota decides to stop selling cars today and instead start selling smart home appliances tomorrow.
Hack by Eidit Hashim on February 10, 2011
I propose the continuous monitoring of different informal intra-team networks and the usage of the collected data as a constant input for management decisions.
Hack by Zoltan Csigas on July 17, 2011
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.-- Wayne GretskyThis article is aimed specifically at organizational change practitioners.
Hack by Luc Galoppin on March 5, 2012
This Hack proposes options and opportunities for radical change to all levels of traditional operational processes by moving the organisation to the Web 2.0 space.

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