Control in an Age of Empowerment

Control in an Age of Empowerment

by Robert Simons


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In Control in an Age of Empowerment, Robert Simons explains how to give employees the freedom to innovate while protecting your firm from loose cannons. Using powerful examples, Simons shows how to apply four powerful management "levers" to balance autonomy with control: Traditional diagnostic control systems, Belief systems, Boundary systems, and Interactive control systems. Used in concert, these four levers give you the control you need--without sacrificing the creative thinking your company can't do without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633695207
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 4.02(w) x 5.98(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Robert Simons is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and chairman of Harvard's Advanced Management Program. During the last twenty-three years, Simons has taught accounting, management control, and strategy implementation courses in both the Harvard MBA and Executive Education Programs. His books include Levers of Organizational Design and Levers of Control.

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