Director of Strategic Organizational Initiatives at San Francisco State University, College of Business

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2 years 10 months ago
Silly me, I responded to your comment on my hack before reading through this particular hack. Seems like you are onto something. Inverting the pyramid to allow your customers to drive the most import... More
2 years 10 months ago
Thanks for the comment Graham. I've added some more detail to the hack. See if you think it harmonizes (or not) with your sentiment. I think you may be onto something with the federated structure, wh... More
3 years 6 days ago
Thanks for the comment. Perhaps it is less about position descriptions more than clearly defining the tasks needed to make the operation work. Never mind who should be specified to accomplish the goa... More
3 years 3 weeks ago
Instead of hording control of your budget, allow every employee to have discretionary control (and thereby responsibility) for a slice of the pie. The one area that is the scourge or bane of creativi... More
3 years 3 weeks ago
An employee is only as autonomous as s/he feels s/he has complete control over her/his own schedule. Instead of bounding work by fixed time schedules (unless required by routinized work, which most m... More
3 years 3 weeks ago
Allow ideas to be posted for all, and those most applicable to rise to the top, like sweet cream in the corporate milk. Rate those public solutions by whether or not they actually worked. Then publi... More
3 years 3 weeks ago
Can I keep my quote? I like a good quote in a signature line, and change mine periodically. I like to see what others feel important to add in their signature lines as a "tell," as it were, giving a ... More
3 years 3 months ago
Eugene, FYI, made one more final pass through to edit the story and fill in some gaps, as suggested by the MIX team. Hopefully this is about as done as I can make it and good enough to help others... More
3 years 4 months ago
Eugene, Just made my major update to the post. You can find the bulk of it in the "lessons" category. Very much interested in what you think about them. Cheers More
3 years 4 months ago
Likewise, thank you for selecting my story as a finalist as well. I'm privileged to be in such good company. Congratulations to the others. Oh, and I'm about to update my story with lessons from bei... More
3 years 6 months ago
It's going to be substantially easier to infuse a liquid organizational structure from the outset of the formation of any new company. The difficulty rests with those old Millennium orgs that stick to... More
3 years 6 months ago
I like this idea. It speaks to me on many levels. You are really challenging the culture of the industrial mindset, but there's also a number of legal barriers - the way we structure corporations - th... More
3 years 6 months ago
Funny, because I cross posted this article to the Higher Education LinkedIn group, I'm getting comments over there as well. I just responded to a person over there the following that I think addresses... More
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Instead of hording control of your budget, allow every employee to have discretionary control (and thereby responsibility) for a slice of the pie.  The one area that is the scourge or bane of cre
By Aaron Anderson on July 29, 2014
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Instead of hording control of your budget, allow every employee to have discretionary control (and thereby responsibility) for a slice of the pie. The one area that is the scourge or bane of creativity is that every time you have a crazy idea, you have to run it by the...

By Aaron Anderson on June 8, 2014
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An employee is only as autonomous as s/he feels s/he has complete control over her/his own schedule. Instead of bounding work by fixed time schedules (unless required by routinized work, which most management is not), follow the model of the professor. Allow a person to set their own schedule, and...

By Aaron Anderson on June 8, 2014
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Allow ideas to be posted for all, and those most applicable to rise to the top, like sweet cream in the corporate milk. Rate those public solutions by whether or not they actually worked. Then publicize how they were applied, indicating their rating by stars for successes, and bombs for...

By Aaron Anderson on June 8, 2014
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I have zero knowledge about how to make a mobile device application. I'm sure I could learn. It's not terribly hard. Shoot, I wish I had invented one of those super sensational apps that turned some kid in his Mom's basement into a multimillionaire, but alas, I've probably spent way...

By Aaron Anderson on February 22, 2013
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In a prior Hackathon, a group of us worked collaboratively to generate one of the more popular entries: Tweetstorming.  Not only did we collaborate to build the hack, we tried to use the idea itself - using the twitter platform to engage in the brainstorming and writing - to...

By Aaron Anderson on February 20, 2013
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I admit it. I use foursquare. I'm not entirely sure why, but I do. I also use Map My Ride for my daily bicycle commute in order to log the miles as training and such. Both applications are mainly used on my mobile handset. I rarely open them up on...

By Aaron Anderson on February 20, 2013
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I find a great deal of fantastic content on the MIX. I enjoy the interchanges with other MIXers.  What's absent are the success stories.   Evidence where some one (or company/organization) has taken any one or a number of the ideas posted at the MIX and found it to work,...

By Aaron Anderson on February 8, 2013

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