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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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 As we’ve learned over the last several years, from Richard Florida’s Creative Class to Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Quotient, the soft skills and organizational skills are the most valuable to the
Hack by Ross Smith on July 10, 2011
With the Global Financial Crisis in mind the aim is to provide a review of challenges and approaches relating to how organisations should  create new blue prints, ranging from long term plan
Hack by Zaineb Jabawi on May 9, 2012
Pain points can abound in the workplace, with people either contributing to or helping relieve them. Perceived pain (vs.
Hack by George Kobak on May 6, 2015
As part of our efficiency series, ieaccounts will like to introduce our paperless accounting initiative. Companies and sole trader’s biggest nightmare every year is usually the year end.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on September 11, 2015
The aim of Positive Manipulation is to facilitate delivery and maintenance of a functional, productive employee.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 25, 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
Business professors think I am out of my mind, but I think business professors are out of their mind if they think that models they teach in business school really work.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on September 6, 2010
In order to reinvent management, we have to replace the root cause of its current function. One of these root causes is the fact that manager's job is to create wealth for shareholders.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on September 5, 2010
The trouble with instigating,supporting and empowering communities of passion (CoP) is that thebureaucracies we created to establish organizations and makethemsuccessful, particularly after the agency
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011
Cost Accounting chokes business by focusing on parts rather than the relationship between parts. As the primary feedback mechanism for business and organizations it leads to bad decisions.
Hack by Dan Strongin on March 19, 2011

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