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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

I currently teach a course in Managing Organizations and People to students in the MBA Program at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Story by Mike Cook on June 24, 2013
In this document we explain how we went from being an organization of hierarchical bankers, to a team of 16,000 systematic innovators who learn every day and believe that everyone can be innovative.
Story by Óscar F. Rodríguez on January 7, 2013
Ethics is good to hear, write and preach, but the question arises whereexists ethics?
Story by PS DHINGRA on June 3, 2010
“It’s an environment the likes of which managers have never seen—a Great Disruption in which the old rules for success become recipes for failure, and ‘doing more with less’ will not be nearly eno
Story by Maynard Brusman on July 24, 2010
The First Line Manager: You Have Got to Have Passion About Our BusinessA President of a major electric utility summarized his executive team meeting with the following statement.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 31, 2013
In 1890, when I was a mere 25 years old, I underwent one of the most embarrassing and frustrating encounters with my micro manager boss.
Story by Duncan Andrews on October 17, 2015
A company that wants passionate managers must hire or promote them. Then stand back and watch the company become the best.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 18, 2016
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
No one can build or run a company through management meetings or power point presentations.
Story by Bhartesh Sagar on August 13, 2010
The organization is a recreational, non-program, culinary institute designed for ‘foodies’ or a term which our group marketed as home culinary enthusiasts(HCE’s).   Thomas is the fou
Story by Neil Patel on June 2, 2010

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