How to Combine Employee Empowerment with Operational Discipline? Gulati's 3P Framework

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Jaap de Jonge
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🔥NEW According to Professor Ranjay Gulati, executives and managers have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational discipline (in short: freedom and control). Freedom refers to trusting employees to think and act independently in behalf of the organization. Such freedom is known to increase organizational commitment, improve organizational performance, and to be conducive to innovation. However, unlimited freedom and/or zero control might be inefficient and impractical. That's why Gulati suggests a "refinement" of earlier work of Bartlett and Ghoshal, who suggested a model built on an engaging corporate purpose, flexible management processes and an employee development policy. In order to resolve the tension between employee empowerment and operational discipline in a more practical and user-friendly way, he suggests a 3P Framework: PURPOSE - A single shared goal that sums up the "why" of the organization. It provides direction and meaning to every (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Joao Paulo Feijoo

3 Ps and Ambidextrous Organization

This framework fits neatly to the concept of organ (...)

  Henry Velasquez
Manager, Colombia

Empowerment versus Discipline

Discipline and empowerment have been two important (...)

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

Too Simple Approach

Replace Freedom by Creativity and Control by Coord (...)

Student (University), China

Innate Ability and Outside Control

Freedom and control are both important to motivate (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Struggling with Empowerment vs. Control

I guess we can all see organizations with lots of (...)

  Dr. Remenyi
Coach, Austria

Redefine Control

In my work as a consultant the companies I consult (...)

  Kappagomtula CL
Professor, Malaysia

Gulati's 3P Model Requires Good Organizational Ethos

Ranjay Gulati's 3P model success depends upon the (...)

Business Consultant, India

Aspects of Balance Freedom <> Control

Most organisations seem to have missed the balance (...)

  Patric Siesing
Consultant, Sweden

Focus on the Freedom and Control that is Needed

I think that what is needed should guide the solut (...)

  Armando Aramayo
Business Consultant, Peru

Empowerment Must Emphasize Discipline

If the rules are clear and everyone knows that the (...)

  Fredrick Odenge
Turnaround Manager, Kenya

Employee Empowerment versus Operational Discipline

It is a wonderful thing to empower employees in an (...)

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

Follow the Golden Rules

@Fredrick Odenge: Follow the 1st Golden Rule: "Tr (...)

  Patric Siesing
Consultant, Sweden

Cultural Biases in Empowerment versus Discipline

Well, it also depends on the culture. My point of (...)

  Josephat Olwal Ngesah

Empowerment versus Control for Millennials

What you all have said is true. Our organizations (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

Employee Empowerment Against Unwanted Anarchy

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