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Successful innovation is always problem-focused. And the most powerful solutions emerge when problems are clearly defined.

Even the most experienced management innovators bump into roadblocks that frustrate their progress. The way forward is to identify these barriers, break them down into solvable chunks, and focus on the high-value areas.

Here you can browse through the problems others are encountering — whether they're political squabbles, capability gaps, or resource constraints — and propose solutions. And, of course, you can bring your own barriers to the conversation. You might find that others have wrestled with the same issues and come out on top.

The MIX Lab / Barriers

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

This is my short version of title. these types of CEO are usually (unfortunately) successful enough to stay on for the short term, but everything about them defines failure.
Barrier by Abbas Hijazi on March 30, 2012
The workplace climate is a more potent factor than organisational culture to employee engagement.
Barrier by Nick Mitchell on March 13, 2012
Most are BORING, UNINSPIRING, and a waste of time.  Can anyone share ideas to increase engagement, innovation, etc?
Barrier by David Gordon on February 21, 2012
If we look at all the crises our world is in, we definitely need some sort of societal renewal strategies. The crises put more and more pressure on it.
Barrier by Louis Dietvorst on December 6, 2011
That is my summary of about 85% of the staff in my region. Not taken to task, not questioned on there days work and not told about thiere poor customer relations.
Barrier by Steve Walker on November 30, 2011
My work is about the establishment of ‘standardised methodologies’ for the measurement of time in continuously assessing and maintaining the health of an organisation.  The application of fai
Barrier by Kurt Rieger on November 28, 2011
Dear Collegues I would like to build up with you a community in the area of complex physiochemical feautures relevant to the emerging field of nanotechnology management of Disruptive innovation .
Barrier by paolo manzelli on November 10, 2011
Editor's note: We encourage MIX readers with suggestions to help solve this barrier to enter their ideas in the Comments section.
Barrier by Vivek Chandra on October 17, 2011
Fear of long term commitment might lead top managers block projects and middle managers from timely recruitment leading to use of temporary or arbitrary workforce or excused breach of quality targets
Barrier by Torben Tambo on October 16, 2011
The following 3 elements of modern business organizations are strangulating employees and organization while causing employee disengagement:1. Matrix organization design2.
Barrier by Ohm on October 14, 2011
Hello.  Five questions.1.  Are the results projectable?  Sample size?  Size of universe?2.  How do you prevent one respondent, using several different aliases,  from bias
Barrier by john walsh on August 29, 2011
In this article I make an inventory of my observations on HR. I cannot avoid concluding that HR can’t get any worse than it is today.
Barrier by Luc Galoppin on August 24, 2011
Getting all hands on board to energetically and enthusiastically work on fixing what's broken with management today is susceptible to a growing trend, particularly here in the US of A.  That is,
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on June 23, 2011
We're the largest sub in a global company HQ'd in France.  To "Control costs, Harmonize, Be more efficient..." the HQ org., has estabished technology shared services in low cost countries (Buchar
Barrier by Les Fondy on June 10, 2011