IT departments that aim to stifle user-led innovation are often perceived as authoritarian and militaristic, and at odds with their line of business counterparts. Controlling risks, as the “organizational watchdog” is an important role, but only if it’s coupled with the unleashing of new opportunities. Developing a core competency of appropriately throttling the right amount of innovation, coupled with the appropriate privacy and security constraints is a skill that must be further developed and refined. Decades ago, any organization that initially prohibited Internet access ultimately understood it couldn’t be controlled. It required new approaches to blending the hiring of the right people with appropriately extended autonomy, trust, and empowerment.

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    Throttle: to regulate the flow of fuel in an engine. Use this meaning figuratively in your sentence. That is, it could be meant to use the right amount of innovation. Feb 21 '16 at 10:15
  • @GhaithAlrestom - You should add this as an answer... Feb 21 '16 at 14:02

OALD has throttle as:

1) the action of taking someone by the throat and restricting their air supply; choke is given as a synonym, which is interesting because it ties in neatly with the next def.

2) to control the flow of fuel or steam. (Americans call the control in a car that regulates the air-fuel mix a choke.)

So, while many Americans might remember their mother threatening to "throttle" them when they were being unruly, in this case it would actually mean to control or regulate.

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