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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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Imagine talent pools (local, regional or national) focused on "on-demand skills" run as public private partnerships, where companies, governments and colleges give access to education and jobs to indi
Hack by Juan F Suarez on March 5, 2012
Recruiting doesn’t work.  It has never worked.  The advent of the Internet has only exacerbated the problem.  Hiring managers have no respect for their internal recruiters and 3rd party
Hack by Carol B Schultz on December 20, 2010
CORNERSTONES OF DEVELOPMENT The foundational paradox is that the "I" as spiritual person is not identical to the "I" as an individual in the world. Life and/or the world is fundamen
Government needs to negotiate a partnership with tyre manufacturers which would give access to high-quality yet low cost tyres, specifically for the taxi industry in order to save passenger lives.
We are at a historic and momentous socioeconomic inflection point where remarkable progress and deep crisis have converged to create an uncertain scenario.
Hack by Sudhir Chadalavada on May 10, 2012
Today most organization and executives follow and get buried under micro mangement. Eeverybody agrees for strategic thinking when it comes to argument on.
Barrier by Prof. Dr. Mahesh Halale on January 9, 2014
Optimization, with its Lean Sig Sigma standard-bearer, has always been the objective of management for the industrial era, designed to control variability and increase productivity.In the information
Barrier by Ben Biddle on May 10, 2012
First line managers have a tough role to play. Too soft and you are a push over. Too hard and you are a jerk. Either extreme is a problem.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 6, 2015

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