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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

When participating in meetings, have each of the participants take on a role other than their own - usually as a representative of a part of the organization that is not represented.
Hack by Jason Bernstein on August 28, 2010
Ah, the beauty of a small organization. Everyone knows what you are trying to accomplish, and if anyone doesn't, they know who to ask.
Hack by Chris Grams on August 27, 2010
I used to be a software developer in the airline industry.
Hack by cecil dijoux on August 27, 2010
Democratise management and facilitate input from thousands of points of contact with the external environment (all employees) into  strategy and business develop
Hack by Mike Parker on August 23, 2010
Everyone wants to be famous - It is more important to determine who you want to be famous to.
PIF stands for Pay it ForwardThe Wikipedia link talks about the concept and has a link to the movie that was made as well.Why not introduce this concept to Managers within organizations?
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on August 23, 2010
Organizations could evaluate employee job performance by measuring "on the job behavior", citizenship behavior, and personal growth and development.
Hack by Mikeys on August 22, 2010
Individual development assessment is either a twice a year or once a year event. Many managers does not fully grasp the right way to assess and develop employees.
Hack by Simon Ng on August 18, 2010
Just as accountants gave rise to McKinsey, so can the right lawyers create competitive advantage for their clients.
Hack by Robert Fleming on August 16, 2010
Money-back offer – almost all products in the retail segment carry thistag.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on August 16, 2010
Let people post their biggest mistakes each month on the company intranet. These posts are then reviewed by a revolving team to select the most glaring/dumb/obvious... mistake.
Hack by Sam Swaminathan on August 10, 2010
The last thing Wall Street analysts and investors are thinking about is "feelings."  Too bad, because all economic activity boils down to the back-and-forth exchange of rewarding feelings. &
Hack by Paul Herr on August 6, 2010
In my ten years at Red Hat (the open source software pioneer), we had a very simple little cultural trick we used everywhere we could:We defaulted to open.What does this mean?
Hack by Chris Grams on August 5, 2010
The purpose of this project is to analyze the relationship between virtues, sense of humor and organizational outcomes and to propose a tentative framework of relationships.
Hack by Salvatore Moccia on August 5, 2010
The goal of any business  is to make profits: "The business of business is business." In this game, the important thing is the bottom line, so we can too often sacrifice all else in pursuit of th