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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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Management today is largely based on lessons learnt from a volatile past. The global landscape of management is  changing and evolving from day to day.
Hack by Liam Carter on November 3, 2010
A good set of ideas In the age of neuroscience, in this day and age where we are beginning to understand how ideas impact neuronal growth and decay (at the bouton synapse connection p
Hack by Gary Deines on October 8, 2010
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
Ask any Project Manager on the most critical factor for success in his project execution.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on June 14, 2010
This is a very raw idea, but in my view, one of the things that is clearly holding academia back from a clear aggressive approach to developing new knowlege and advancing innovaion is this notion of l
Hack by Aaron Anderson on May 11, 2010

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