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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

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
Let's face it.  Most people (unless you work in the dot EDU space) look to the higher education (or education in general) enterprise with an industrial mindset; one where teaching and learning ar
Hack by Aaron Anderson on August 28, 2013
Changing the culture of an organization is a complex and multifaceted operation that requires a lot of effort...
Hack by Jean Claude Grosjean on August 2, 2013
This model presents a holistic approach to be a better person and professional, hire great people, create the best cultural fit and grow your skills.
Hack by Davide Casali on July 31, 2013
It's time that Human Resources was transformed in to Human Relationships, in the words of Carl Jung: "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there's any re
Hack by Ena Jesani on July 20, 2013
The agile start-up these days treats everything to do with customers as an experiment.
Hack by David Siegel on July 17, 2013
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

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