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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

An operations executive in my company has convinced the CEO to impose his results tracking scorecard on the entire company.
Barrier by Christine Brady on November 18, 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
The Board members are risk averse in promoting radical changes from past behaviour.
Barrier by Ravinder K on June 4, 2010
The Indian market is witnessing an exponential increase in the Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the direct rise in global opportunities.
Barrier by Ramesh Dasary on November 19, 2012
The dominant metaphors underpinning management theory and practice are the machine and the organism.
Barrier by Michael Petit on January 28, 2011
Lessons learned?More attention must be given to our Human Nature.
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
Retention of people who think differently is tricky in traditional-thinking organisations where traditional-thinking managers continuously recruit into their own image.
Barrier by Heidi De Wolf on May 3, 2013
While teaching about the importance of in depth conversations between managers and employees a CEO client raised this question.
Barrier by Peggy Hanley on June 8, 2011
In many cases it is observed some mid level managers have lost total desire to move forward or get lifted in his career, and their routine and habits become the barrier either to employee development
Barrier by PS DHINGRA on June 4, 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
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
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
I am Finance and Administration Manager, but My Country Director over rides my duties and even to make things worst, she comes to my office to do her work while am there.
Barrier by James Odongo on May 27, 2011