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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

 Look, we have to find lots of ways to help our organizations  -- sometimes one person or one team at a time -- move toward the future.
Hack by Dan Oestreich on September 21, 2010
Saving a distressed company requires a particular set of skills. Many confirmed executives fail as they do not know how to handle distressed teams.
Hack by Erik Van Rompay on September 21, 2010
Get leaders truly working for their teams, rather than the other way around.
Hack by Leslie-Ann Bergstrom on September 21, 2010
Bring the classroom/school to work and make your colleagues your classmates. Hold "classes" at work where employees can enroll and learn together.
Hack by Akash Sah on September 21, 2010
Remove the secrecy, fear, and mistrust that too frequently accompany organizational change. Use change to build morale rather than weaken it.
Hack by Leslie-Ann Bergstrom on September 20, 2010
Managers are thrilled when members of their team are passionate about their projects and enjoy finding new ways to improve their work.  At some point, most projects come to an end, whether it's m
Hack by Michelle Paitich on September 20, 2010
Its not good enough just to hire them. REhire them. Managers tend to pigeonhole employees, and employees tend to pigeonhole themselves.
Hack by Jason Bernstein on September 20, 2010
Workers often find themselves too bound by deadlines and project expectations to have time to collaborate on cool, interesting, but less "high priority" ideas.
Hack by Vijay Karunamurthy on September 20, 2010
Implement a performance review mechanism that allows every employee to give themselves an "A" at the beginning of the period and then summarize what they are going to accomplish to earn that A.
Hack by Akash Sah on September 20, 2010
Have you ever had a time where you felt you like you were stuck in a parking lot on your way to work?  Have you ever felt the drag on the commute that may or may not already put more aggravation
Hack by Thanh Hoang on September 19, 2010
Instead of managers occupying a level above front-line workers, why not have them work under and for them? 
Hack by Josh Harrington on September 19, 2010
Working in an environment with many distributed offices and timezones and correspondingly silo'ed projects, many employees never meet talented, creative folks on other teams who can be co-conspirators
Hack by Vijay Karunamurthy on September 19, 2010
Everyone has read about IBM's solution to innovation via an "incubator" under Lou Gestner and P&G's strategy to use smaller outside partners for innovation as detailed in AG Lafley's book "The Gam
Hack by Gavin Daniels on September 19, 2010
Establish an environment to allow ideas to grow within a company.  An incubator gives support for a new idea.  Universities, notably Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have used this method t
Hack by Brendan McComb on September 18, 2010
A stockroom employee of a national-chain discount department store describes the "game" she and other front-line workers play as they observe management's questionable decisions.
Hack by Nicole Sanchez on September 18, 2010