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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

Have business advisors over the years analysed and reverse enginered strategy / management thinking to such a point that it has now become too complex and too clinical?
Barrier by James Mason on September 23, 2010
Why does decision making always have to be judgmental and uncertain? Can we have a better way to leverage employee brain power?
Barrier by Bharath Ramasubban on June 25, 2010
Getting all hands on board to energetically and enthusiastically work on fixing what's broken with management today is susceptible to a growing trend, particularly here in the US of A.  That is,
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on June 23, 2011
Almost a century ago the following analogy could be made:"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to create a device for obtaining profit without ta
Barrier by Alexandru Bodislav on January 26, 2013
my belief is that most management team recognize the importance of innovation but has a difficult time to make it simple enough to adopt and apply on a consistent manner
Barrier by Brian Sin on May 14, 2010
Instead of being the Manager have a title that tells others what you set out to achieve and reminds you of what is important
Barrier by John Coxon on May 1, 2010
I'm looking for innovative ideas on what an MBA OB/HRM program would include? What courses would you have? What new ideas would you bring in? What have you seen out there that is already working?
Barrier by Marc Hurwitz on May 29, 2014
Many managers ask their employees questions that open up thinking to problems, challenges, new ideas, and improvements.Unfortunately, some managers use these questions only to fulfill a social functio
Barrier by Kraig Parkinson on April 30, 2010
Zero-sum budgeting has long been the practice for university &college operations, particularly in the public sector.  Essentially,when the city, county, and state governments are generating p
Barrier by Aaron Anderson on April 28, 2011
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

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