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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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Embracing the principles of Autonomy & Trust and Openess & Transparency, this hack aims to establish the credibility and value of HR as a business partner by adapting the language and measurem
Hack by Harrison Withers on July 17, 2013
Companies like to follow industry best practices, but these practices are often far from the best.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on June 2, 2010
Some communication is feasible only in the visual mode.  Imagine navigating with text on the road or what the GUI did to computers !
Hack by Joseph Manuel on March 16, 2012
The status quo business model assumes that companies create products and sell them to customers.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on October 12, 2010
The Industrial Age was primarily rules-based leading to procedures. The Information Age is primarily principles-based leading to creativity and innovation.
Hack by George Kobak on February 23, 2015
The so-called shift to knowledge work was actually a shift from prefigured to configured working activities.  It brought with it a shift in the locus of control over the worker's activities - fro
Hack by Fred Nickols on July 11, 2011
The Ideate Framework™ is a self-organizing and adapting system that empowers people to flexibly meet business goals. 
Hack by Dave Duggal on July 18, 2011
Bureaucracy today has become a disreputable word for us, but bureaucracy was born out of a need to manage resources as organizations progressively became larger in scope.
Hack by rahul kumar on December 1, 2011

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