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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

October 4, 2011
Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tight-fisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation; we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How could I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company?
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Phony Open Doors Lead to Naked Emperors

September 23, 2011
The Corporate Executive Board found that among the 12 key indicators it tracks in its “cultural diagnostic” of companies, the one that is most strongly correlated with 10-year total shareholder return is employee comfort with speaking up.
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