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

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Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
🔥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 , 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:
  1. PURPOSE - A single shared goal that sums up the "why" of the organization. It provides direction and meaning to everything th (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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