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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

Remember that first day feeling? You have a fantastic new job. You’re excited, passionate, believe in the greatness of things to come.
Hack by Shelley McIvor on October 30, 2013
I propose that businesses should adopt an approach of publicly reporting on customer delight/satisfaction in the same way that financial performance is reported today.
Hack by Rudi Sellers on October 30, 2013
What happens when you bring startup culture - hackers, hipsters & hustlers - into a large enterprise?Globe Telecom (Philippines' #2 telco with 42% share) incorporated Kickstart Ventures Inc.
Hack by Minette B. Navarrete on October 30, 2013
Have you ever had the experience of running from one meeting to the next all day long?  Using your lunch "break" as the only time to get your actual work done?
Hack by Ben Biddle on October 23, 2013
The important debate we're embarking upon is at the heart of the management challenge.
Hack by Jim Scully on October 20, 2013
First, a brief introduction. If you've heard the terms "Agile" or "Lean", I want you to put any preconceived ideas aside (and if you haven't, read on).
Hack by Evan Leybourn on October 17, 2013
Ever since I joined the IT industry I always had a question on the performance appraisal process for career progression to next level or to get financial raise or any other benefit.
Hack by Pankaj Bodade on October 17, 2013
Lack of organisational commitment to openness and transparency often leads to organisations recreating - at high cost - solutions which can be accessed for free.
Hack by Heidi De Wolf on October 17, 2013
There is a lot of frustration and sometimes limitation around career advancement, professional development, succession planning etc.
Hack by Jennifer Long on October 17, 2013
Organizations need a "0.0" solution (i.e. a minimum of IT support to their acrivities) within a "3.0" approach (i.e.
Hack by Alfredo Bregni on October 17, 2013
While most leaders, agree in principle that, empowerment, is absolutely critical, to create the so called, experimentation culture, when push comes to shove, most of them hesitate, to g
Hack by Charles Prabakar on October 17, 2013
How can you adapt your leadership style rapidly to meet the fast-paced changing needs?I refer to my deep 25 year relationship with the remote tribespeople I have worked with in Papua Ne
Hack by Nigel Hughes on October 12, 2013
Just about every business person says they want to run a responsible, even ethical business.
Hack by Andrew Leigh on October 4, 2013
The most successful companies have a higher purpose beyond profit and shareholder value. Yet many companies are adrift, without knowing why they exist. So how does a company find its purpose?
Hack by Tom Nixon on September 1, 2013

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