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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
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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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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Hack by Joss Tantram on May 10, 2012
Cloud-based software tools to support the transformation to liberated work teams by relying on evidence-based, high performance practices. 
Hack by Mike Tobias on December 16, 2013
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Hack by Marton Jojarth on June 12, 2015
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Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011

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