A worldwide revolution changing the way our companies are managed.
From one man’s vision to a community of 25,000
passionate management innovators.
Gary Hamel wanted to change organizations from within by finding passionate, budding management innovators and giving them a place to share knowledge, stories, and experiences.
Gary Hamel, one of the world’s most respected management gurus, recognized a problem. Most of the world’s organizations are built around a dated management model that doesn’t allow them to thrive in the 21st century.
To achieve systemic change would require catalyzing a community of people interested in revolutionizing management practices to make organizations more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and socially accountable places to work.
This community is the Management Innovation eXchange, or MIX. New Kind signed on to help build it.
- Community building
- Online community engagement
- Content development
- Hackathon development
- Web-based facilitation
Change organizations around the world from within by finding passionate, budding management innovators and giving them a place to share knowledge, stories, and experiences.
Approach and Outcome
New Kind was brought in as the community guide for the MIX, helping drive deeper engagement with the existing community and recruiting new participants to the effort.
One key innovation: we helped design and run a series of management hackathons, involving as many as 1000 management innovators from around the world.
A management hackathon is a short, intense, coordinated effort to develop useful management hacks (innovative ideas or solutions) that can be implemented by organizations to overcome barriers to progress or innovation.
Each of these hackathons resulted in a series of management hacks that have already been applied or are ready to be applied in real organizations.
But they have also deepened relationships among the participants and are one reason why the MIX community—only three years after its initial launch—already boasts more than 25,000 management innovators changing management practices from within in organizations large and small.