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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

I have been working on the subject of Management Innovation ever since Gary introduced the concept in 2006.
Barrier by Jamal Ghamari on August 2, 2010
I've never seen a business function properly where there are management consultants involved.  Over the past 15 years I have worked in 4 companies.  The only profitable business was one mana
Barrier by Eric Wheldon on August 2, 2010
What is management supposed to do?  How to profit maximize workers to better raise the yield to social benefit and stakholder benefit.  The chain of command contains one or more components t
Barrier by Vidia S. Ramdeen on July 30, 2010
Executive's with maturity or inner motivation issues can slow or stop any change required in structure or in processes, if these affect their power or status.
The fundamental flaw I've seen in all managment initiatives is the failure to account for the toxic effect of human motivators.  Under stress most people slip down the evolutionary ladder and ope
Barrier by Barbara Kay on July 30, 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
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
Perhaps the most common failure of individuals and organizations that need to change is either that they do not seek the broader view that offers new choices, or that they do not explore the deeper ro
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
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
If everything went as per plan, one wouldnt need managers & CEOs right ? A CEO gets paid to make sure he handles exceptions to plan..
Barrier by Roopesh Kumar on July 5, 2010
Corruption is the single biggest obstacle in our country's growth, respectability and credibility.
Barrier by Danilo Carreon on June 30, 2010
People working in diverse fields aren't challenged (and encouraged) to believe they can contribute creatively.
Barrier by alan printz on June 28, 2010
As the information and knowledge have become part of life and shaped our lives , our generation whocan use mental capability at higher level face the most  vital challenge at their organizations
Barrier by Faruk Guven on June 26, 2010
Men are tought to be problem solvers, not engaged relators - me thinks innovation is a relationship experience from inception to implementation. Engage. Explore. Test.

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