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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

While the phrase “strategy reset” means different things to different companies, most strategy practitioners agree, that there are not many comprehensive approaches available within the market place t
Story by Charles Prabakar on May 27, 2011
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
LEADERSHIP: A CASE FOR EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING. The subject of leadership is a very interesting and uncodified discipline.
When Kraft Foods embarked on an important program to re-define its corporate purpose, vision and values, they decided not do it in a closed meeting room in Chicago but instead open up the process and
Story by Anna Peters on April 9, 2010
Whirlpool Corporation recently added the “bow” to the rock-solid and deeply embedded Double Diamond process which focuses on discovery and development of new opportunities in the front end.
Story by Moisés Noreña on August 7, 2011
The failure of the old mantra 'do what I say not what I do' is especially obvious in groups of volunteers.
Story by Dana Ray on April 29, 2010
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
Research shows that typical brainstorming is about 30% effective. Therefore, i developed the Thinking Innovative process that consists of the four stages of idea generation.
Story by Praveen Gupta on June 9, 2010
Several years ago, Company X moved away from having part-time employees in their operations and customer support departments.
Story by Josh Harrington on September 19, 2010
Management committee installed integrated by two founding membersEmpowered professionals both internal and external (by contract)Web based organizationMore emphasis in human competences and emotional
Story by Alvaro Triana on May 20, 2010
Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manage all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 7, 2017
Summary: Trust is truly a key to success. But it is almost impossible to work on trust within an organization directly. Trust has to be earned.
Story by Joachim Ritzer on October 1, 2010

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