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As change accelerates, authoritarian power structures will become ever more untenable.  In traditional hierarchies, power flows down from the top, rather than up from the bottom.  This model encourages managers to safeguard their careers by “managing up,” rather than by managing out and down.  It also produces misalignments between positional...

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Traditional control systems ensure high levels of compli­ance but do so at the expense of employee creativity, entre­preneurship, and engagement. Tomorrow’s control systems will need to rely more on peer review and less on top-down supervision. The goal: organizations filled with employees who are fully capable of self-discipline....

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To intercept opportunities that come and go at lightning speed, organizations must be able to quickly reconfigure capabilities, infrastructure, and resources. Unfortunately, in many organizations, rigid unit boundaries, functional silos, and political fiefdoms hamper the rapid realignment of skills and assets. To become more adaptable, companies must organize themselves into...

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To evolve more rapidly, organizations must experiment more frequently.  Management processes that seek to arrive at the “one best strategy” through top-down, analytical methods must give way to models based on the biological prin­ciples of variety (generate lots of options), selec­tion (find low-cost ways to test critical assumptions), and retention...

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Most organizations control information in order to control decisions and people.  Yet developing the most prescient view of tomorrow’s threats and opportunities, or of today’s most pressing issues, requires open and uncensored decision-making processes that exploit the organization’s collective wisdom.  Moreover, organizations where employees lack the data to act quickly...

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Diversity is not only essential for the survival of a species it is also a prerequisite for long-term corporate viability. Organizations that don’t embrace and exploit a diversity of experiences, values, and capabilities will be unable to generate a rich variety of ideas, options, and experiments—the essential ingredients of strategic...

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Invert the process by having colleagues determine how they would best support organisational goals (preferably after they have been through some process of joint-design of the goals to embed a sense of shared/collaborative commitment). This can be as structured or as loose as culture...

By MIX Administrator on September 22, 2012