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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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The goal of any business  is to make profits: "The business of business is business." In this game, the important thing is the bottom line, so we can too often sacrifice all else in pursuit of th
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Hack by Heidi De Wolf on July 17, 2013
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Hack by Andrew Jones on March 28, 2014
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Hack by Mark Clare on March 31, 2014
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Hack by Frank Jan de Graaf on May 10, 2012
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Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 17, 2014
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Story by John Baldzicki on May 11, 2012
A practical and actionable framework to explore strategic options to TURNAROUND service-based companies. It's not as intangible as it seems.
Hack by Karan Peri on November 25, 2010

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