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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

Organizations create efficiency by choosing one project over another. But is that really the way to innovate?
Hack by Laura Cerruti on September 18, 2010
If we are to focus the work of management on a higher purpose, I contend that we need to begin by adjusting our reward systems.  To obtain the highest leverage on this lofty goal, companies shoul
Hack by Stuart Thompson on September 18, 2010
So, you've decided that experimentation is the path to innovation.
Hack by Laura Cerruti on September 18, 2010
The Secret  waits for the insight of eyes unclouded by longing, Those that are bound by desire see only the outward container.
Hack by Rohit Kashyap on September 17, 2010
Once upon a time I was a member of (what I'll call) a commercialised start-up. We had spun out of a university faculty research project, & did an amazing job.
Hack by Jonty Monopoli on September 16, 2010
The conventional wisdom that states that good managers are good leaders actually places pressure on all managers to be good leaders.
Hack by Daniel Pay on September 13, 2010
In any business process limit the amount of work in process (WIP). In production cut WIP in half. In project environments - do the same.
Hack by Rudi Burkhard on September 10, 2010
An evolving work culture which incorporates the elements of social networking, game-based activities and the passion associated with sporting activities. Employees are the masters of the game.
Hack by Philip Ngemegwai on September 8, 2010
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
In order to reinvent management, we have to replace the root cause of its current function. One of these root causes is the fact that manager's job is to create wealth for shareholders.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on September 5, 2010
To effectively train and nurture managers/leaders, companies have to get involved.
Hack by Anna Smith on September 4, 2010
HALT stands for Highly Accelerated Life Test. It is a stress testing methodology for accelerating product reliability during the engineering developmentprocess.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on September 2, 2010
As an organization grows from few hundred millions to more than a billion, you need people who manage the various groups with a characteristic of a CEO.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on August 31, 2010