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A revolution in management is brewing...

Around the globe, at every level, in all kinds of organizations, inspired innovators are staging inventive experiments to make their organizations as adaptable, creative, engaging, and accountable as the people who work there. In the past, it was difficult for management innovators to share their experiences directly with others — but now we have the MIX.

Dig into these real-world case studies of management innovation, and mix it up with the positive deviants who are changing the game. Have you tried something new? Share it here and see what others think.

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A dynamic collection of real-world case studies from the MIX community

For some time I've been trying to use fairytales to reflect about management behavior. Tell me what you think! Once upon a time  in ancient Japan there lived a samurai.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on April 19, 2016
On Face the Nation, March 28, 2016, Secretary John Kerry was asked his approach to the gaps in our knowledge of terrorism. He replied that, “Well, there's great urgency.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 12, 2016
This story is about the training program we run to develop the characteristics needed for teams and individuals to be successful in taking on very dynamic and entrepreneurial projects.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on April 6, 2016
Effective first line managers need an understanding of computer use and capabilities. As programs change, managers must invest the time to understand the new programs.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 28, 2016
As a front line supervisor, I have reconciled myself to this greatest of issues with employees; you are not treating me/us fairly. The company is not treating me/us fairly.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 14, 2016
The Chief Executive Officer of my Company said, “Our customer must be in the center of everything we do.” I am not sure the company’s first line managers are acting on this statement.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 1, 2016
Vested interest exists. This means an individual has a special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to their own personal advantage.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 16, 2016
How do you make a big company’s culture more innovative and entrepreneurial? Start with a corridor and work your way out.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on February 11, 2016
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

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