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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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We want to completely revamp traditional project proposal methods in businesses to allow for greater creativity, innovation, and employee ownership.
Hack by Christian Lee on March 31, 2014
Work can be fun. But until now there has been no systematic way to make it so. We analysed people’s motivation and built a taxonomy of 21 types of fun.
Hack by Jonathan Winter on September 22, 2010
The idea of our hack wants to challenge the highly unconscious, but nothing less dominant dogma of heroic leadership, epitomizing the command and control management model.
Hack by Michael Gebauer on June 20, 2011
Thought Processes for any kind of issues, growth, ideas are good sign for any company to empower their Human potentials.
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 31, 2014
It is time to accord a good death to all forms of office, rank or jurisdiction based on what I call the 'archaic A's' - Age, Ancestry & Assignment.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on February 18, 2014
Implement a 'Commercial Innovation Bazaar' to create a market for innovation within the company    
Hack by Chary Chigurala on October 2, 2010
Decisions on business bottlenecks can be made by concerned employees (regardless of their rank) aptly only when the broader aspects of business are clear to them. This can be achieved by understa
Hack by AMIT NANDA on March 31, 2014
Create a crack team of change agents available to parachute into businesses and support the empowerment of it's intrapreneurs to affect the culture of the company and establish an openness to innovati
Hack by Mike Orchard on June 29, 2013

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