Over the past twenty years, autonomy and sense of initiative have been increasingly viewed as key elements of organisational performance. At the same time, management control methods have been changing alongside with change in strategies. This text shows that, together, these dynamics can lead to the tightening of a double bind conformity-autonomy, and it presents some exploratory empirical data about how people perceive the demand of both conformity and autonomy.
ANCELIN-BOURGUIGNON, A. (2003). Conformité-autonomie : la double contrainte du "nouveau" contrôle de gestion ? In: Le paradoxe : penser et gérer autrement les organisations. 1st ed. Ellipses, pp. 191-221.