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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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How do you make a big company’s culture more innovative and entrepreneurial? Start with a corridor and work your way out.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on February 11, 2016
If you stop and think about how you think, or if you look in the proverbial mirror and try to identify what you “see” – more than likely you are framed around what you are familiar and comfortable wit
Hack by Matthew Sagaser on October 26, 2015
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Hack by NAVEEN KHAJANCHI on July 9, 2013
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Hack by David Wayne Tikao on February 21, 2014
I was into a very senior search assignment with a stakeholder who is very well known , powerful yet a laeder who takes a lot of time to really open up .
Story by NAVEEN KHAJANCHI on July 8, 2013
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Hack by LBS team 12 on January 9, 2011
The Information Age well supports strategic planning if based on principles.
Hack by George Kobak on March 10, 2015
Decisions to be made have to be put on a platform (IT-based) in order that everyone can access them and enter his/her knowledge or point of view.
Hack by Erwin Pfuhler on July 29, 2014

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