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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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Let's turn our corporate training/development efforts and university classrooms into learning communities that create structured content and computable knowledge with immediate economic and social val
Hack by Mark Clare on March 31, 2014
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Hack by Dave Duggal on July 18, 2011
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Hack by Juan F Suarez on March 5, 2012
In the Long-Term Capitalism Challenge, this challenge is presented:How do we eradicate the pervasive zero-sum mentality in business and embed the positive-sum view of stakeholder interdependence into
Hack by Tim MacDonald on May 17, 2012
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Hack by Joss Tantram on May 10, 2012
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