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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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This is a case study of 3M (MinnesotaMining and  Manufacturing), a company that truly values innovation
Hack by Francis Xavier on March 14, 2011
The Information Age well supports strategic planning if based on principles.
Hack by George Kobak on March 10, 2015
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
Virtually every company has some sort of training program with the goal of having their people work smarter, but it is not the program that counts but how effective it is.
Hack by George Kobak on March 24, 2015
During the past few years I have been presenting the Think Intelligence methodology with its TINO framework and tools in many situations.
Hack by Haim Dror on July 10, 2011
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
In today's competitive world, the option for low performers are very less and they are forced to do their job or quit the job.Is there something problem in their attitude / capability / understanding
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 14, 2014
It’s easy to get caught up in what we think needs to be done, today, and always putting future projects on the back burner. When we do this, though, we typically never get to those projects.
Hack by Marton Jojarth on October 8, 2015
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).

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