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Transcend traditional management trade-offs

“Managers must embrace rather than dodge the need to manage paradox.”

Organizational success in the years ahead will hinge on the ability of employees at all levels to manage seemingly irreconcilable trade-offs—between short-term earnings and long-term growth, competition and collaboration, structure and emergence, discipline and freedom. Traditional systems rely on crude, universal policies that favor certain goals at the expense of others. Tomorrow’s systems must encourage healthy competition between opposing objectives and enable frontline employees to dynamically optimize key trade-offs.

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Transcend traditional management trade-offs

“Managers must embrace rather than dodge the need to manage paradox.”

Organizational success in the years ahead will hinge on the ability of employees at all levels to manage seemingly irreconcilable trade-offs—between short-term earnings and long-term growth, competition and collaboration, structure and emergence, discipline and freedom. Traditional systems rely on crude, universal policies that favor certain goals at the expense of others. Tomorrow’s systems must encourage healthy competition between opposing objectives and enable frontline employees to dynamically optimize key trade-offs.

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Uncertainty is the mother of the non decision.The (ir) rational  for high and rapid assets returns requests.People first, resources, decisions, assets, v
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on November 4, 2017
Management today is largely based on lessons learnt from a volatile past. The global landscape of management is  changing and evolving from day to day.
Hack by Liam Carter on November 3, 2010
In any organization, we need to start at the top and work our way down-and figure out a way to give everyone respect, give them the training they need, give them something that's going to motivate the
Hack by John Heston on March 3, 2011
Once upon a time there were two brothers. They worked in a castle in the woods. It belonged to a powerful sorcerer.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on September 19, 2018
Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
Learning agility is a business imperative for organizations to stay relevant in the marketOrganizations should offer sponsorships and dedicated time to employees to pursue their educational interests
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 27, 2018
The nuclear power industry is economically challenged by an abundance of low cost natural gas from fracking and government subsidies supporting renewables.As a result, innovation has become a business
Story by James Tusar on July 29, 2017
I was at the time working for a World Bank Mission in a remote country. It was one of these weird things when you feel like you are in a glass bowl or something.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on June 3, 2019

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