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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

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
My corporation consists of 7 acquistions, the first of which provided the organizational structure.  This organizational structure does not fit the corporation as it exists today.  Org chang
Barrier by MIchael McDonald on September 20, 2010
While keen tone skills offer more opportunities to collaborate -  as we draw from people's excellent ideas and insights in any discussion -  innovation loses when tone is lost.
Barrier by Ellen Weber on September 16, 2010
The core problem of Management is stagnation of Collective Ability. Enough evidence has accumulated to deduce Collective Ability is raised by removing all barriers to the flow of Knowledge.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on September 13, 2010
We cannot have an innovative workforce when employees cannot quit their jobs and start innovative new businesses because of the loss of medical benefits.
Barrier by Harvey Summers on September 10, 2010
For innovation to prosper and novel designs to get funded, we need a more thoughtful language to communicate across isolated disciplines, with more clarity.
Barrier by Ellen Weber on September 8, 2010
One thing I hear all the time is statements that take culture as something immutable, absolute, and unchallengeable.
Barrier by Jamal Ghamari on September 5, 2010
Expecting a group of highly educated, culturally fixed Ph.Ds who are excellent researchers to run their own operation may have been fine 80 years ago when educational operations were run, staffed, and
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on September 3, 2010
It is the application of Knowledge that delivers results not possession. Blindness to personal handicaps and tunnel vision is common.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on August 31, 2010
Practice of any wisdom demands organization and discipline. Personnel today lack the time, energy and volition to self-organize practice of management-wisdom.
Barrier by Raj Kumar on August 28, 2010
When Managers talk of people they actually mean the Knowledge and experience they carry in their heads.
Barrier by Nayantara Prasad on August 20, 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
Interviewing is at best a flawed effort to assess job candidates (and even consultants). Too often, it produces disappointing--even disastrous--results. Here's why....
Barrier by Dr. Janice Presser on August 3, 2010

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