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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

This Hack considers two types of entity, the not-for-profit and the modern non-hierarchical company of the innovation economy, and suggests some simple ways that each can learn and adopt from the othe
As we wait for a new theory that would allow us to integrate currently disparate concepts and generate a more realistic business big picture, there is one easy and powerful solution for the MBA progra
Hack by Cristian Mitreanu on February 25, 2011
Whenever we can become the change we seek, that day's a sheer honor, and it happened to me quite recently!
Hack by Ellen Weber on December 7, 2010
Company organization structures are not democratic by definition.Who decide who will lead the Company?Shouldn´t be a democratic vote (from all employs) better for popping up meritocracy?Organization e
Hack by Giovanni Franzese on April 16, 2010
Senior executives should spend some time "incognito" with front-line staff to find out how the company really works.
Hack by Michele Zanini on April 12, 2010
Are all the people working/helping in the same direction and having in mind the same priorities of the environmental issues?
Hack by Luis Cordova on December 6, 2010
Sometimes meetings are absolutely crucial; frequently, they are not. Why? Organizational norms and behaviours can get in the way sometimes if they aren't refreshed.
Hack by Sean Schofield on May 26, 2011
A “Five Finger Management Practice" to effectively engage, enhance and retain talent. To drive growth, profitability and innovation!
Hack by Sidarth Tikoo on September 7, 2014
College education is a priviledge and what needs to be decoupled is the notion that a college degee is a sufficient condition of a high paying job.  What I hear on the radio is "financial aid is
Hack by Kim Thi Nguyen on November 26, 2010
Good questions generate thought, focus, and action from the listener. They also convey respect. Is it any wonder that 95% of leaders prefer to be asked questions rather than told what to do?
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
We hacked the system by creating an open space – Conexões 2.0 – where IT teams interacted and developed projects with people from many other areas of Natura.
Hack by Gilson Paulo Manfio on December 19, 2013
Remember that first day feeling? You have a fantastic new job. You’re excited, passionate, believe in the greatness of things to come.
Hack by Shelley McIvor on October 30, 2013
Just about every business person says they want to run a responsible, even ethical business.
Hack by Andrew Leigh on October 4, 2013

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