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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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In order to sustain long term growth, organizations need to constantly reinvent themselves. But reinventing requires constant change, which may be hard to implement.
Story by Matt Shlosberg on June 24, 2010
"Like" in a blink, versus "S.M.A.R.T comment" ? Let's value these objects .Mixers : let's get into some "Taxonomics".
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 24, 2014
Have an online social network for the company inviting Hacks from all employees in the company by project or department or function.
Hack by Varun Dinodiya on November 27, 2010
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Story by Edna Pasher on July 9, 2013
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Story by Laura Alfonsin on August 17, 2017
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Hack by Victor Magdaraog on January 20, 2011
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Story by Geovanny Romero on December 28, 2012
Recognizing the superior value of a "Comment" versus a "Like"  was  previous episode example.How much do we value as a community when a daring mixer makes an interception and bounces back to
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on November 5, 2014
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Barrier by Radhakrishnan NR on November 30, 2010
An idea gathering platform can be used for more than just solutions to problems, it can be used to source inputs into an innovation methodology that can be insightful and build a more innovative cultu
Hack by Jeffry Birkmeier on March 19, 2018

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