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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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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
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
Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
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
Once upon a time, far away in India, there was a Sadhu pilgrim.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on November 13, 2017
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
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Story by James Tusar on July 29, 2017
Precise Management is first and its successive parts management actions, business, time, and results.Best Business Management is indeed systematic, quality, and policy.FIRST MANAGEMEN
Hack by Kioko Muema on March 8, 2017
A steady stream of the right changes WILL put innovation into the fabric of your company.This story was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification as part of CIMp
Story by Joan Knight on March 1, 2017

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