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Hacks

To tackle big, thorny challenges, you need big, unconventional ideas.

That’s what you’ll find here: boundary-pushing proposals for changing the way organizations work and leaders lead — from setting strategy to allocating resources to designing work to rewarding and compensating individuals.

Check out the disruptive ideas and radical fixes posted by your fellow MIXers below — and join them in stirring the pot by proposing your own. A hack can be as seemingly basic as a better way to run meetings or as high-stakes as a complete overhaul of the compensation system — as long as it turns the tables on management-as-usual and offers up a pathway to progress on one of the moonshots.

The MIX Lab / Hacks

A dynamic collection of real-world case studies from the MIX community

Who are the people with the “least formal authority” in your organization? Your interns!
In today’s organizations there is not only a gap in leadership but a seemingly high level of denial.
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
Create communities of practice in support of innovation – and don’t ask for permission to do so!
Hack by Marla Hetzel on July 14, 2013
Un-executable IntelligenceThe conversation about effective leadership started during the industrial age in response to the need to effectively (and efficiently) direct the work of emp
Hack by Monique Jordan on July 14, 2013
Most companies have internal employee portals - the ones where all employees are expected to or voluntarily sign in everyday.
Hack by Joel Modestus on July 14, 2013
The Resource Augmentation mode to manage operations posed a unique challenge of having many team members with similar experience in a team, with similar technical background and equal capability to ta
Hack by Pankaj Bodade on July 14, 2013
Facebook reduced social interaction to books of "things" that could shared with anyone, everywhere and restructured global social time and attention and achieved global transparency and meritocracy in
Hack by Marcus Cake on July 14, 2013
Most companies have internal employee portals - the one where all employees are expected to or voluntarily sign in everyday. Here, it is easy to search for any employee (via their ID no.).
Hack by Joel Modestus on July 14, 2013
A hack doesn’t have to be based completely on a new principle or idea; it can be a collection of older ideas and inventions used together to provide a new way for solving a specific problem.ORG 2.X is
Hack by Muhammad Al-Waeli on July 13, 2013
Quitting email is the first step into a new dimension of communications energized by organic collaboration where we share leadership.
Hack by Kim Spinder on July 13, 2013
The Information Age has accelerated the speed of business. Old management models are crippling effective leadership. Leaders need more data. Social discovery helps bridge the information gap.
Hack by Joshua Eric Schow on July 12, 2013
Traditional Models of entrepreneurship are sequential and focus on steps and deliverables centered on the  business plan.
Hack by Declan Kavanagh on July 12, 2013
The major barrier to expansion of leadership capacity within organizations and beyond is common sense and meaning of words/terms 'leadership' and ‘leader’, obsolete but dominating paradigm that ‘leade
Hack by Oleg Derevianko on July 11, 2013
In his inspiring book "The Knowledge Creating Company" Nonaka, one of the pioneers in hacking obsolete management beliefs and practices, describes the key role of the middle managers in encouraging in
Hack by Edna Pasher on July 10, 2013
Leader's see and pursue over or under encouragement of certain people or idea's - favourite's or narscissm is in their blood .
Hack by NAVEEN KHAJANCHI on July 9, 2013

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