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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

One of the most incredible initiatives in terms of organizational transformation I've ever seen is the one carried out by groups all over the world like Pallapuas (hospital clowns).
Story by Francisco Boerr on May 6, 2010
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
Have the CEO Suspend the company cultue and politics (there's a process for this) for ten weeks, give the employees a risk free environment in which to communicate then have the CEO ask this question,
Story by Jim Smith on November 29, 2012
To increase employee satisfaction, build trust and retain talent during a post-product cycle reorganization (reorg), the Microsoft Lync Test team offered its employees the freedom to choose what they
Story by Dan Bean on December 17, 2011
José may be a typical Latin name, but in this story of a Mexican doing business in Brazil is not a very common one. For one thing he chose to strive in an Emergent Economy.
Story by Volney Faustini on September 21, 2010
How to create a culture of trust within an organization
Story by Matt Shlosberg on May 1, 2010
This story is about the training program we run to develop the characteristics needed for teams and individuals to be successful in taking on very dynamic and entrepreneurial projects.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on April 6, 2016
We started a NO by accident rather than design: we couldn’t afford employees. This turned out to be a fortuitous impediment. It stopped us being traditional.
Story by Ken Everett on July 15, 2011
It takes some time to realize what type of manager I wanted to be. This story is how I came to realize this fact. Also, how I realized a corporate suite was not for me.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 6, 2015
There is no future for any pure -ism including capitalism. Life is too complex and interdependent for that. We need organic institutions with a clear view of purpose and values.
Story by Mickey Huibregtsen on May 2, 2012
Facing the challenges of our comapny (mounting pressure, weak & uninterested governance, lack of centralization) our team realized that no singular solution could tackle the problem in its full co
Story by Bence Horvath on July 18, 2011

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