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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

I have a strong belief that if any of the I-Bank Boards were told in 2006-2008 the key driver of their profits had been buying bonds from banks who had lent to people at the bottom end of the inc
There are many known good practices that most companies don't follow simply because they aren't aware of them.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 21, 2010
People talk about reinventing the wheel as if it's a bad thing. But the wheel is over 5,000 years old.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 20, 2010
Questionnaire-like process modeling.It provides a user-friendly, easily understandable, non-technical language (names of variables for process specification;  values of variables for process
Hack by Alfredo Bregni on May 20, 2010
Replace the fundamental control relationship in the organization from ‘boss-subordinate’ to ‘mentor investor-intrapreneur team’, where mentor investors are modeled on the angel
Hack by Tory Gattis on May 20, 2010
The days of management are over.
Hack by Debabrat Mishra on May 17, 2010
The greatest asset of an enterprise/organisation is  knowledge (defined as "knowing how to do, or to get things).
Hack by oebele bruinsma on May 16, 2010
Let the system take care of all repetitive tasks. It is waste of managerial and organization's time 
Hack by Manoj Sharma on May 15, 2010
When Sun Tzu wrote ‘the Art of War’ thousands of years ago, it was meant to serve a rightful purpose and that was for military warfare.
Hack by Pujan Roka on May 15, 2010
New ideas, and feedback on existing ideas would be a lot more vibrant with support for anonymous publishing. No filtering, no censorship, just trust in your people to contribute honestly
Hack by brendan coram on May 12, 2010
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
When managers isolate themselves from the team by hiding away in a private ofice, they defeat the benefitsof working as a team.

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