42nd Street Company (#42stc)

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Rewards

By on December 21, 2013

When you give rewards, you get the behavior that maximizes the chance of getting the reward … which is why people sometimes cheat and lie (From the Danish book ‘Livsfarlig Ledelse’, Christian ├śrsted, 2013)

Observation: Chaotic organizations often exercise crowd intelligence

By on December 11, 2013

Observation: Chaotic organizations often exercise crowd intelligence This may be one explanation why some seemingly chaotic companies can be very successful. Also may explain, why some teams succeed ‘against all odds’. Crowd intelligence may be bigger that we assume. Good

Freedom, through structure (#FreedomToPerform)

By on December 5, 2013

It’s about having ‘just enough’ process. With too little process you have too high risk and too high need for coordination. With too much you get unnecessary constraints. By finding the right balance between ‘bureaucracy’ and ‘anarchy’, you can achieve