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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

Currently most organizations have an archaic penal system where offenders are sent to the "pricipal's office" of HR.Restorative Justice provides a way to handle exceptions to group norms in a way that
Hack by Evan Leonard on May 7, 2010
Humans are obsessed with leadership. Ants don’t have any leaders. Humans build huge inefficient organizations.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 5, 2010
Is the transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor” the right idea?Just moving from one idea of what leadership is to another?Maybe a change is to see that our idea of what leadershi
Hack by Mark Higgins on May 5, 2010
Enlarge the circle of trust by orders of magnitude and radically accelerate the trust-building process by empowering people to rely on the information even before they trust each other.
Hack by Alex Todd on May 4, 2010
Create an open source tool that allows people to quickly create graphics that reflect entities and model the relationships among the entities using data, taxonomy frameworks, viewpoints, and layers to
Hack by Harvey Summers on May 4, 2010
ITRIZ is currently used for solving technological problems. I´ve used it solve management problems, since management is a "technology" used to manage social systems it has worked well.
Hack by Carlos García on May 4, 2010
The most companies require document for report concerning what employees did and have done.
Hack by SungSup Hyeon on May 2, 2010
In areas where obsolescence is quick and products and services have lifetime very short, why spending effort and resources writing, signing, registering contracts that will be useless pretty soon?
Hack by Miguel Sacramento on May 1, 2010
In India, electricity energy is getting lost considerably during transmission (20 to 30%).If you reducetransmission loss, you can save Rs.68,000 crores per annum which is huge amount.Since most of the
Hack by Venkata Krishnan on May 1, 2010
My dream for the College of Business here at SF State University, is to develop a truly new format of graduate business education where we create businesses as a fundamental aspect of a cohort-based s
Hack by Aaron Anderson on April 20, 2010
Actually you don't require people in the position of Vice president, senior VP, GM, Senior GM,AGM, DGM etc.
Hack by Ashis Kumar Maity on April 18, 2010
Build and foster shared learning environments where employees can openly share knowledge, best-practices and tools.
Hack by Malte Holm on April 16, 2010
Company organization structures are not democratic by definition.Who decide who will lead the Company?Shouldn´t be a democratic vote (from all employs) better for popping up meritocracy?Organization e
Hack by Giovanni Franzese on April 16, 2010
Senior executives should spend some time "incognito" with front-line staff to find out how the company really works.
Hack by Michele Zanini on April 12, 2010

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