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Create internal markets for ideas, talent & resources

“Organizations need a resource allocation process that more accurately mimics the selection pressures of a real market.”

Funding decisions in corporations are usually made at the top and are heavily influenced by political factors. That’s why companies over-invest in the past and underfund the future. By contrast, resource allocation in a market-based system like the New York Stock Exchange is decentralized and apolitical. While markets are obviously vulnerable to short-term distortions, in the long run they’re better than big organizations at getting the right resources behind the right opportunities. To make resource allocation more flexible and dynamic, companies must create internal markets where legacy programs and new projects compete on an equal footing for talent and cash.

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Create internal markets for ideas, talent & resources

“Organizations need a resource allocation process that more accurately mimics the selection pressures of a real market.”

Funding decisions in corporations are usually made at the top and are heavily influenced by political factors. That’s why companies over-invest in the past and underfund the future. By contrast, resource allocation in a market-based system like the New York Stock Exchange is decentralized and apolitical. While markets are obviously vulnerable to short-term distortions, in the long run they’re better than big organizations at getting the right resources behind the right opportunities. To make resource allocation more flexible and dynamic, companies must create internal markets where legacy programs and new projects compete on an equal footing for talent and cash.

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Giving everyone with experience and the will to give back is the mission and objective, almost evryone is an expert in something.
Story by Dan Auito on May 26, 2013
Idea Weekend ignites that inner passion within employees to step forward with their ideas, build connections and make an amazing impact in 27 hours.  Participants pitch their ideas, select finali
Story by Tim Huebsch on April 18, 2013
GameChanger is a simple, flexible, and real-time innovation process run by an autonomous team at Shell that invests in helping people develop their novel ideas from genesis to proof of concept. 
Story by Russ Conser on January 7, 2013
As bringing innovation to your personal and professional challenge?I believe that with little of innovation knowledge that we can have the important thing is to transcend in the personal and prof
Story by Geovanny Romero on December 28, 2012
The idea of this hack is simple but a bit revolutionary—institute systematic rotations for managers in a particular role, which would in effect position-specific set term limits for upper and middle m
Hack by Jouni Selin on June 14, 2012
The biggest problem of capitalism is that's not enough people are working on the capitalism's biggest problem: the lack of innovation (as counter-intuitive as it sounds).
This hack is a review on how we can learn from the past to make our future better " Innovation is the only way out".  The recession of 2009 was the end of the global development cycle which
Hack by Vlad Ivanov on May 7, 2012
A system to enable company/ groupwide, uncensored,unweighted (higher authority, perceived experts, perceived lack of expertise, etc) 
Hack by Dina Grasko on May 1, 2012
Today we manage workers by headcount, jobs, roles, processes, and infrastructure.
Hack by Michael Grove on April 30, 2012
Keepitposted™ is a young multidisciplinary startup; using a ‘Holistic Approach’ to finding core components of the greater problems within our current economic environment.
Story by Raul ML Louren on April 30, 2012
Co-Authored By Thys de Beer

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