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Hackathon update & navigator tool featuring organizations already using Management 2.0 principles

by Chris Grams on February 9, 2012


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Hackathon update & navigator tool featuring organizations already using Management 2.0 principles

Over the past few months, I've been joined by 600+ members of the MIX community from around the world in the Management 2.0 Hackathon. The hackathon is a hands-on, collaborative effort focused on generating fresh and practical answers to one of today's critical challenges: creating organizations that are fit for the 21st century.

Our inspiration? The Web—one of the most adaptable, innovative, and inspiring things humans have ever created.

In Gary Hamel's introduction to the hackathon, he described the hackathon opportunity this way:

"Thanks to the Web, we can imagine organiza­tions that are large but not bureaucratic, that are focused but not myopic, that are specialized but not balkanized, that are efficient but not inflexible and, best of all, that are disciplined but not disempowering.  Without doubt, we have cause to be hopeful. If we can find ways of trans­planting the Internet’s DNA into our organizations—the interwo­ven values of transparency, collaboration, meritocracy, open­ness, commu­nity and self-determination—we may have the chance, at last, to over­come the design limits of Management 1.0. [In the Management 2.0 Hackathon], we are seeking to generate innovative ideas that illustrate how the principles and tools of the Web can be used to make our organizations more adaptable, innovative, inspiring and account­able."

Over the past few months, the hackathon team has taken on this challenge. We started by identifying the limits of management 1.0 as it is practiced in most organizations today. Then we brainstormed more than 40 principles that have made the Web so successful and distilled this list down to 12 key principles of Management 2.0.

Next we began to explore examples of where some of these Management 2.0 principles are already being used in organizations today. The goal of this phase was to develop a "navigator" tool for the larger MIX community, highlighting examples from which anyone might learn.

Sample Page from the Hackathon Example DatabaseToday, thanks to the leadership of MIX community member Deborah Mills-Scofield and the contributions of the whole hackathon team, we have the first version of this navigator live on the MIX website.

Explore the Management 2.0 Principle Navigator Now>>

I'd like to thank all of the hackathon team members for their thoughtful contributions. Thanks especially to Ellen Weber, Susanne Ramharter, Angela Hey, Silvia Colombo, Aaron Anderson, Terri Griffith, Stephen Danelutti, Vlatka Hlupic, and Deborah Mills-Scofield, whose examples from the hackathon were fantastic illustrations of the principles in action and have now been added to the navigator on the MIX.

What you see here is just a beginning. We hope to continue to add examples to the tool, with it eventually becoming a resource that aspiring management innovators can access for inspiration and guidance as they consider applying management 2.0 principles within their own organizations.

Have examples you think we should add? Use the comments section below to write a short description of your example and provide links to resources on the MIX or elsewhere where we can learn more. We'll continue to add the best examples of the principles in action to the navigator, and give you credit for sending them our way.

Want to be a part of the Management 2.0 Hackathon?

Go here to sign up and start hacking now >>

Author's Note: In this post, there are links that take you to a login in page for the Management 2.0 Hackathon. If you don't yet have an account, please consider creating one—it only takes a minute, and you'll not only be able to access the links and information mentioned above, but you can also begin participating in the Management 2.0 Hackathon yourself. It's open to anyone, and we'd love to have you on the team!

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