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Groundbreaking ideas and practices from the MIX community

Over-thinking is what I have done as a first line manager for my career. My main concerns were for our customer care, employee understanding, and department effectiveness.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 23, 2016
What does this mean, "get back to basics?"  Who knows how to do this? It can be difficult if we have lost the knowledge older  better way of doing business.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 10, 2016
What if you would organize your company without any management? Without any rules? Would that work? At Finext, the Netherlands, we make it work for already 20 years.
Story by JD Hogendoorn on January 4, 2016
Payments company Tappr has quietly flown under the radar for sometime in the Brisbane start-up scene, and that's alright with the founder Brett Hales who founded Tappr in 2012. Tappr was based on
Story by Steve McCabe on December 29, 2015
Co-Authored By Steve McCabe
Bruce Wayne, George Lucas, and the team at Polaris industries have all conceptualized one of a kind vehicles built for power and speed.
Story by Lin Ling on December 8, 2015
 The first line manager’s responsibility is to keep a positive atmosphere in their work group. There is a saying that people do things for their reasons not yours.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on December 1, 2015
Consistency is not foolish to me. I make sure I follow the same routine daily. I think this consistency if good for my coworkers and my employees.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 29, 2015
This is a critical election in 2016. It will determine the future financial security of our country. We as citizens need many question answered by the politicians before we vote for them.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 20, 2015
In 1890, when I was a mere 25 years old, I underwent one of the most embarrassing and frustrating encounters with my micro manager boss.
Story by Duncan Andrews on October 17, 2015
This statement does suggest the importance or significance of education in providing opportunities to students as well as other people.
Story by Maria S. Johnson on October 15, 2015
A corporate vision to be effective must be communicated to the first line employee. First line managers are critical to this process.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 9, 2015
Knowing is key to making decisions. Knowing is the foundation of the trust you need to build trust with others.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 24, 2015
 I realized early in my career some customers are different than others. These are special customers and regular customers.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 17, 2015