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Barriers

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

Syndicate assignments are a component of the business school learning process, although these can present a challenge in terms of productivity.
Barrier by Rob Brine on May 2, 2012
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
Until we promote leaders through mindful transparency, unskilled bosses will continue to hold innovation hostage at the helm.
Barrier by Ellen Weber on September 25, 2010
In large organisations, the centralisation or offshoring of process steps on customer facing operations and leads to a lack of emotional connection with the customers, leading to a poor customer
Barrier by MR Sundaresan on May 21, 2010
When Henri Cartier Bresson described his photography, he said "There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment".
Barrier by David Mason on July 27, 2010
We know the lessons of Edison's light bulb.  He had to fail so many times to get to what would work.  We tell our kids to "fail and try again".  But in our organizations, we hate failur
Barrier by Howard C. Park on May 20, 2010
I would like to pose a question and this question seriously needs an answer particularly in my country (Iran).
Barrier by Jamal Ghamari on July 22, 2010
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
The aging population in the Nordics/Western part of the world and the possibility for early retirement will cause competency gaps and will lead to loss of knowledge in Enterprises.
Barrier by Magdalena Pawlowicz on September 20, 2010
In my role as CEO of Bookbuzz I have the pleasure of reading and discussing a lot of business books. I amazes me how few CEOs do the same.
Barrier by Ron Immink on July 19, 2010
Many employees are afraid to admit that they do not have enough work because they fear that they might be laid off if word gets out.
Barrier by Anusha John on August 13, 2010
An enormous gap exists between management's ability to understand the research and their ability to successfully transition from outdated practices to more effective, people-centric models.
Barrier by Mike Tobias on July 9, 2010
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
While so many of us acknowledge how critical it is to have systems thinking in order to maximise productivity in organisations why is it that systemic shut down of skills prevails?
Barrier by Eldo Kurian on October 28, 2010
Ethics is good to hear, write and preach, but the question arises where exists ethics?
Barrier by PS DHINGRA on June 3, 2010

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