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A revolution in management is brewing...

Around the globe, at every level, in all kinds of organizations, inspired innovators are staging inventive experiments to make their organizations as adaptable, creative, engaging, and accountable as the people who work there. In the past, it was difficult for management innovators to share their experiences directly with others — but now we have the MIX.

Dig into these real-world case studies of management innovation, and mix it up with the positive deviants who are changing the game. Have you tried something new? Share it here and see what others think.

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A dynamic collection of real-world case studies from the MIX community

Our conventional wisdom regards high stress executive leadership as indigenous to a high performance organization.  This belief is understandable when witnessing the ever accelerating rate of cha
Story by Bill Shirley on July 2, 2011
As an emerging artist, it's vital to always keep your networking growing.
Story by L. Blake Harvey on June 30, 2011
As an emerging artist, it's vital to always keep your networks growing.
Story by L. Blake Harvey on June 30, 2011
Our society is obsessed with celebrities and their many faults, but to what extent.
Story by L. Blake Harvey on June 30, 2011
In a large company, due to geographic diversity, one of the most important elements of work has been eradicated; The Conversation.
Story by Greg Lowe on June 24, 2011
In Parts 1-3, I recounted the Pull Replenishment saga of how a small team started a bottom-up movement that generated millions of dollars in profit, improved shipping performance to the customer, and
Story by David Choe on June 17, 2011
elBulli is a well-known restaurant famous not only for his chef, Ferran Adria, but also for being a creative organization in which every year more than a hundred elaborations are put in place.At elBul
Story by Andrés Hatum on June 16, 2011
3M takes its Markets of the Future process from a cloistered analysis by corporate strategists to a global Web 2.0-enabled event, tapping the collective insight of 20,500 3Mers in over 60 countries.&n
Story by Barry K. Dayton on June 16, 2011
LEADERSHIP: A CASE FOR EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING. The subject of leadership is a very interesting and uncodified discipline.
The Harford County (MD) Department of Planning and Zoning must update the county’s Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan every 6 years, as mandated by the State of Maryland.
Story by Laura Dahl on June 6, 2011
Knowledge workers cannot be motivated by bribing them, but have to be turned from employees to real partners.
Story by Michael HIRT on June 5, 2011
Leading Web service companies have built knowledge-based request fulfillment systems that record, route and resolve customer requests faster, better and cheaper through the use of self-selection
Story by John Brubacher on June 3, 2011

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