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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

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
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

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