Module 2: Alternative Controls –
Giving Autonomy to People

2 day in-house course


in conjunction with

Alternative controls create room to reduce checking up on people (where, when and how they work, the decisions they make, and the risks that entails) whilst still maintaining control and oversight of business processes, ensuring compliance and quality assurance and maintaining the tension between freedom, control and alignment.

This workshop will give you the tools to achieve the same business results in ways that provide as much freedom and autonomy to people as possible.

Who should attend this course?

Managers and Executives.

Are there any prerequisites for attending this course?

Delegates must have completed Module 1 before attending Module 2.


“A leader should not be a genius with a thousand helpers. The moment a leader allows himself to become the primary reality people worry about, rather than reality being the primary reality, you have a recipe for mediocrity, or worse. This is one of the key reasons why less charismatic and egocentric leaders often produce better long term results.”

Course Content and Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course the delegate should understand:

  • What alternative control is
  • An assessment of the level of alternative control in the delegate’s organisation
  • The purpose of giving up control
  • The rationale for a Results-Oriented Work Environment
  • Characteristics of a Results-Oriented Work Environment
  • The three principles of Alternative Control:
    • Autonomy on where, when and how to work
    • Busting bureaucracy as a means to simplify and streamline procedures, returning them to their original intention.
    • Shared control as a way to determine the right choices and considerations
  • A range of practices of varying difficulty which can be implemented in an organisation to introduce alternative controls.


Modules in the Changemaker Programme