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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 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
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
Should we invest substantial amount of resource in small economoyscale?BackgroundIt is common that technology canlead profit especially IT industry.
Barrier by SungSup Hyeon on May 18, 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
Lessons learned?More attention must be given to our Human Nature.
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
People working in diverse fields aren't challenged (and encouraged) to believe they can contribute creatively.
Barrier by alan printz on June 28, 2010
Management allows responsibility ("it is in my baliwick") to replace accountability ("I own getting it done").
Barrier by Lester Levine on June 10, 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
Hello.  Five questions.1.  Are the results projectable?  Sample size?  Size of universe?2.  How do you prevent one respondent, using several different aliases,  from bias
Barrier by john walsh on August 29, 2011

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