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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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To varying degrees, everyone has self-centered ambitions: to become rich and famous, to win the race, to have some power over others. Such forces can drive people to work hard and produce results.
Hack by Tsukasa Makino on July 17, 2011
A hack illustrated through the context of health care company, Praetorian Rx, and its strange experimental design.
Hack by K. Lanier on March 8, 2014
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their principles.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about the prinliples leaderless organizations bring to
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 4, 2014
Self-managing systems are common and occur all around us, although not commonly applied to the structure of businesses.
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 24, 2014
Empower to Improve seeks to mitigate large hospital bills for uninsured and underinsured patients with chronic conditions that could be easily managed with better preventive care practices.
Hack by Trey Morris on March 3, 2014
 A “Traditionally Virtual” infrastructure rethinks the advantages and disadvantages of virtual and traditional work designs.  As a result, it better supports worker autonomy while maintainin
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
We need to reduce the amount of rules used in the world of management in order to promote people's judgment and practical wisdom.
Hack by Elad Sherf on May 27, 2010
The foundation owns the internet domain names. Web sites are managed as open source, wikis, ... and their net profits are received by the Foundation.
Hack by Michel Bernand-Mantel on December 27, 2013

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