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4 years 5 months ago
Erwin--this is a very interesting concept--would love to see you develop this even further during the next phase of the hackathon! More
4 years 5 months ago
I love this idea--a collaboratively generated "rulebook" that can change over time and is peer-developed, peer-reviewed. Would really like to see this further built out in the next phase! More
4 years 6 months ago
Hi Aaron! Really like this idea as a way to make organizational learning more transparent and collaborative! More
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4 years 6 months ago
Aaron--love it! Not only does this help us ditch formality, it also helps increase the scope of employee autonomy and accountability! More
4 years 6 months ago
Erwin--really compelling! Love the idea of opening up the decision-making process by making data more transparent. By starting small and getting some small victories at the group level, it would help ... More
4 years 6 months ago
Hi Timothy-- really like the idea of changing the funding model, and think this could apply even beyond government. Any thoughts on what this new model might look like? What would change? Perhaps some... More
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During Phase 2 of the Busting Bureaucracy hackathon, we worked together to imagine and define the attributes of the post-bureaucratic organization: what new management practices might provide an alternative to the bureaucratic model of top-down control and formal rules and procedures?

By Chris Grams on May 27, 2014
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During the Phase 1 of the Busting Bureaucracy hackathon, we asked you to share your take on how bureaucracy stifles your organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and truly engage its people. More than 40 of you shared observations, and several contributions generated interesting discussion threads amongst hackathon team members as well....

By Chris Grams on April 8, 2014
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One place bureaucracy often emerges in organizations is in response to breakdowns or mistakes of the past. The idea is that, by having a process in place, we can stop "that awful thing that happened" from ever happening again.

By Chris Grams on March 12, 2014
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Welcome to the first joint Dell -MIX Hackathon focused on Busting Bureaucracy. My name is Chris Grams, and I am the Community Guide for the Management Innovation Exchange, or MIX. Over the coming months, I will be one the people leading you through this exciting initiative....

By Chris Grams on March 9, 2014
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Our hackathon team developed an unprecedented 138 mini hacks during Sprint 2.1. In this post, we’ll share a few of the contributions the hackathon guide team feels have great potential to be developed further into fully-formed hacks during Phase 3.

By Chris Grams on July 2, 2013
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Mozilla (of Firefox web browser fame) makes most of its internal meetings open to the outside world so its vibrant community can participate. Meeting details are shared on the website, and anyone can jump on calls, chats, etc.

While it is not likely that many typical organizations could operate...

By Chris Grams on June 7, 2013
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In Sprint 1.3, we turned our attention away from the things that get in the way of our organizations becoming more adaptable to focus on the building blocks of adaptable organizations—the design principles that might help evolve the DNA of all organizations.

By Chris Grams on June 7, 2013
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What are the barriers that prevent our organizations from being more adaptable? That is the question we posed to contributors during Sprints 1.1 and 1.2 of the CIPD/MIX Hackathon

By Chris Grams on May 28, 2013
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Do you see barriers that all seem to fit together into larger categories or groupings? Do you see key themes or concepts that are coming up over and over? We’d like to know what you see in the contributions we’ve collected during the past two sprints....

By Chris Grams on May 20, 2013
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During the orientation phase of the hackathon, we asked you to weigh in with your thoughts about the role that HR could play in spurring adaptability within our organizations. Over 50 contributors shared their ideas in a wide-ranging introductory discussion.

By Chris Grams on May 8, 2013

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