It's time to reinvent management. You can help.

Welcome to the MIX!

by Polly LaBarre on April 12, 2010
polly-labarre's picture

Welcome to the MIX!

Why can’t we build organizations that are as resilient, inventive and inspiring as the people who work in them? That’s the question that lies at the heart of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX).the world’s first open innovation project aimed at reinventing management.

The MIX is designed as a collaborative platform where a diverse collection of celebrated thought leaders and adventuresome practitioners can share their bold ideas and pioneering practices for the future of leadership, management and organization. In other words, the MIX was designed for YOU!

On the MIX, you’ll discover instructive stories of management innovation from a wide range of organizations (such as Pfizer, Microsoft, Topcoder, IDEO, and even a pioneering mega-church). You’ll also find inspired advice from some of the world’s most progressive business thinkers, including Bill George (former CEO of Medtronic and Harvard professor), John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods), Terri Kelly (CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates), and many more.

More importantly, the MIX gives YOU the opportunity to help shape the future of management. There are lots of ways to get involved:

Share stories of innovation from your own organization (or one you know).
Propose a bold idea for tackling a big management challenge—and invite others to help you make it a reality.
Identify a barrier that’s frustrating progress when it comes to making organizations more inventive and inspiring
Suggest a helpful link—an article, video, research paper, presentation, or blog that has stretched your thinking and refreshed your perspective.

The ambition driving the MIX is to improve the “technology of human accomplishment.” That’s a big dream—and one we know we won’t come close to accomplishing without your help. So, for the sake of everyone around the world who’s still working in an organization that is less inspiring and empowering than it could be, we hope you’ll join us as an alpha member of the MIX.

Share your ideas, explore the contributions of other MIXers, compete for the M-Prize (the world’s first contest for management innovators), read the MIX Manifesto (and share it with your friends)—and, please, let us know if we can do anything to make the MIX more useful to you.

Welcome to the MIX!

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mireille-jansma's picture

Hi Polly,

Great initiative. I am very glad I found this site.

But I do have a question. Is it possible to connect with other members here and to converse directly with them? I have looked around and I can't figure out how to do it...

Thanks, Mireille

polly-admin's picture

Hi Mireille,

Thanks for your note and for your great contributions on the MIX! It's a great question—and the answer is: Yes, soon! We're in alpha mode right now and every day is about iterating and improving the site. One of our first priorities and something our team is working hard on now is building a set of social tools into the site so that MIXers can connect with, see, and track each other. Right now, the best way to do this is through the comments/builds function on the Stories/Hacks/Barriers pages. By participating as you are, you're already building your profile as a Top MIXer and important member of the community.

We'll be sure to alert the entire community when our advanced community features go live.

Cheers, Polly