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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

Business professors think I am out of my mind, but I think business professors are out of their mind if they think that models they teach in business school really work.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on September 6, 2010
This hack introduces Stakeholder Enrichment as a theory and practical application designed to advance Capitalism by rebooting the underlying motivators of self-interest and creating more evolved corpo
Hack by Linda Braasch on May 11, 2012
If I asked you a make a list of high performing teams - the kind that deliver world class results under tremendous pressure every day, chances are, a management committee wouldn't feature.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on November 1, 2011
This is a very raw idea, but in my view, one of the things that is clearly holding academia back from a clear aggressive approach to developing new knowlege and advancing innovaion is this notion of l
Hack by Aaron Anderson on May 11, 2010
This hack is pinpointing some ideas for how companies  - which stand in front of challenge of rapid growth - should go about scaling themselves without losing their engaging, entreprenerial and e
Hack by Magdalena Pawlowicz on November 9, 2011
The current process identifies investment options, which are then all collected and reviewed by a central senior management team (President, CFO, CIO, CAO).
Hack by Tom Honan on June 14, 2012
The current process identifies investment options, which are then all collected and reviewed by a central senior management team (President, CFO, CIO, CAO).
Hack by Tom Honan on June 14, 2012
Communities exist because the individuals that participate get more out then they put in, scaling from very little value to significant value.
Hack by Rachel Happe on May 26, 2011
Get leaders truly working for their teams, rather than the other way around.
Hack by Leslie-Ann Bergstrom on September 21, 2010
Pretotypes are quick, cheap, revealed-preference tests to validate whether a breakthrough innovation is appealing to its market.  Pretotype tests occur immediately after a breakthrough idea is bo
Hack by Jeremy Clark on December 5, 2012
What will attract and keep management innovators in the MIX after the M-prize is awarded? How can we create a community that generates breakthroughs in management thinking and practice?
Hack by Erika Ilves on October 10, 2010

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