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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 idea is to create a transparent value ecosystem, where organizational values (openess, innovation etc') get a numeric value (points)  that can be exchnaged between all steakholders, then simp
Hack by Yoni Assia on March 2, 2012
A bottom-up approach in which the employees in each department "draft" their Manager and Supervisors, given certain limitations. The draft occurs every six months, fostering renewa
Hack by Justin Astrin on December 13, 2010
Capitalism will not change if those of us providing the capital don't begin to remove financial incentives for short-term behavior.
Hack by Jeffrey Cherry on May 10, 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
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
 People are inherently selfish when it comes to work.  They serve their own interests first and foremost.
Hack by SHANE BOND on July 3, 2011
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
Let the business users who know VOTE. In IT there is always a backlog of desired projects. The same can happen in other areas of business.
Hack by alexander keenan on May 26, 2011
 Inspired by the new sciences and adopting an integral approach aimed to the inclusion of different paradigms, theories and models on the organization field, I propose three requirements to effec
Hack by Michele Munaretti on June 5, 2012

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