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Hacks

To tackle big, thorny challenges, you need big, unconventional ideas.

That’s what you’ll find here: boundary-pushing proposals for changing the way organizations work and leaders lead — from setting strategy to allocating resources to designing work to rewarding and compensating individuals.

Check out the disruptive ideas and radical fixes posted by your fellow MIXers below — and join them in stirring the pot by proposing your own. A hack can be as seemingly basic as a better way to run meetings or as high-stakes as a complete overhaul of the compensation system — as long as it turns the tables on management-as-usual and offers up a pathway to progress on one of the moonshots.

The MIX Lab / Hacks

A dynamic collection of real-world case studies from the MIX community

Hack the way we start projects. Be yourself, be human, ask powerful questions and benefit from interdisciplinary wisdom.
Hack by Frank Habermann on April 22, 2016
Traditionally firms develop their social responsibility skills after they grow and mature. The culture of business and economical conditions delay these skills to later stages.
Hack by Erkin Tunca on March 17, 2011
Improve leadership by making strategic leadership easier.The OpenStrategies’ strategic information platform enables ‘open strategising’ which:engages stakeholders in collaborative strategy development
Hack by Phil Driver on June 26, 2013
There is far too much pressure for a single leader to handle in these times of rapid change. If the job of leadership were to be shared, it might be easier and the leadership more effective.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on December 8, 2011
What happens when you bring startup culture - hackers, hipsters & hustlers - into a large enterprise?Globe Telecom (Philippines' #2 telco with 42% share) incorporated Kickstart Ventures Inc.
Hack by Minette B. Navarrete on October 30, 2013
Enlist a small group of employees to volunteer in an external, community-related project to demonstrate how collaboration and community can solve real world problems for individual and organizational
Remember that first day feeling? You have a fantastic new job. You’re excited, passionate, believe in the greatness of things to come.
Hack by Shelley McIvor on October 30, 2013
Big Thorny Challenge: What passes for enterprise strategy falls way short of the need and opportunity.
Hack by Richard Melrose on June 30, 2011
Implement a pattern derivation system based on the conversations people in your organization have about their work life, stress level, relationship with management and co-workers and workplace environ
Hack by Aditya Ghuwalewala on October 30, 2013
Managementas an occupation is adistraction to real leadership.  Think of the oneperson you have hadin your career that you admired most as a leader.
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011
Is it possible to drive customer value and internal alignment at the same time? It is -- especially if you use a proven, powerful tool that we call the Value Roadmap.
Hack by Thomas Butta on June 4, 2012

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