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The Idea-Driven Organization by Dean M. Schroeder, Alan G Robinson

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Aligning the Organization to Be Idea Driven: Management Systems

AN ORGANIZATION’S MANAGEMENT systems consist of all the processes and procedures used to govern the way it works, from the budgeting process and how people are rewarded, to the procedures used to make products and deliver services. Typically, management systems evolve incrementally over time in response to shifting needs for coordination and control, with little thought for their impact on the flow of ideas. Consequently, the management systems in most organizations are seriously misaligned for bottom-up ideas.

While many aspects of goal misalignment discussed in the last chapter can be corrected in a single planning cycle, fixing the elements discussed in this chapter is more ...

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