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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

Optimization, with its Lean Sig Sigma standard-bearer, has always been the objective of management for the industrial era, designed to control variability and increase productivity.In the information
Barrier by Ben Biddle on May 10, 2012
New ideas and methods often get bogged down in small details, that, if left unchecked, could potentially grow into serious problems.
Barrier by Han Biemans on December 10, 2010
Uncertainty even in matured organizations makes managers to look for instant gratification for they work creating a window for Vulnerability.
Barrier by Satya Vegi on October 16, 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
Innovation, that is transforming an idea into a valued solution, requires multi-dimensional capabilities.
Barrier by Claude Diderich on October 6, 2017
The mass retirement of organisations’ current leadership over the past few years, has and still is putting pressure on organisations, to re-examine their recruiting strategies to ensure that the a hig
Barrier by Busi Nkosi on May 4, 2011
Common sense, numerous management books and optimisation theory all suggest the best organisations prioritise what is important, focus on doing it well, and succeed as a result.
Barrier by Tera Allas on May 4, 2012
Occasionally friends and I have deep discussions. It is very serendipitous, but trying to figure out how to increase the frequency.
Barrier by Josh Smith on December 6, 2010
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
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
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
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.
Men are tought to be problem solvers, not engaged relators - me thinks innovation is a relationship experience from inception to implementation. Engage. Explore. Test.
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