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HBR/McKinsey M-Prize: Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge

Creating Inspired, Open & Free Organizations
Start
Finish
12/1/2011
Challenge Begins
12/23/2011
First Round Deadline
1/9/2012
Finalists Announced
2/29/2012
Final Round Deadline

Winners announced!

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the winners of the Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge—the second phase of the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation.

 


 

All the finalists

Here are the 14 finalists:

 

The Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge seeks to advance progress on making organizations genuinely fit for human beings—more inspiring, open, and free. We invite management innovators from around the world in every realm of endeavor to share the most progressive practices and disruptive ideas around: 

  • Making organizations more inspiring and engaging: What does it mean to build an organization in which everyone is aligned by a deeply-felt sense of purpose—and in which management assumptions and practices inspire and unleash imagination, initiative, and energy from every quarter?
  • Developing an outside-in orientation: What does it take to eliminate the gaps between “sense” and “respond,” to inject the voice of the customer and other relevant stakeholders into every decision, and to make the insights and observations of every individual—from edge to edge—matter?
  • Managing without managers: How do we reduce the performance drag of top-heavy management structures, replace “manager-management” with a more agile self- or peer-management, and replace rigid hierarchy with a vibrant social system?

Read more about the Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge in Gary Hamel and Colin Price’s post.

Submissions may draw on secondary source materials but should be based primarily on first-hand experience or an original idea. In every case, be sure to credit all those who contributed to your story or hack and provide citations to external reference material. 

The Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge will unfold in two stages: a preliminary submission phase (Deadline: December 23, 2011) and a final round for several finalists or finalist teams (Deadline: February 1, 2012). 

All entries will be judged by our panel of leading management thinkers and progressive practitioners, including: 

  • Colin Price, director of McKinsey & Company
  • Gary Hamel, cofounder, the MIX, author of The Future of Management
  • Tom Malone, professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
  • Eric Hellweg, Editor, Harvard Business Review Online
  • Polly LaBarre, editorial director, the MIX, author of Mavericks at Work
  • Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat
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LiveOps is the only contact center (call center) leader focused on providing the full platform, applications, and talent in the cloud.  Consumers increasingly expect on-demand information and con
By Sanjay Mathur on December 9, 2011
bjarte-bogsnes's picture
At Statoil, we try to take reality seriously, not just a dynamic and unpredictable business environment, but also all the competent and responsible people in the company.
By Bjarte Bogsnes on November 28, 2011
pamela-weiss's picture
Every year companies spend billions of dollars on training and development, trying to help their people become more engaged, more innovative, and better leaders.
By Pamela Weiss on December 20, 2011
karl-kammerer's picture
What if you could have strong ties of trust within your organization?  What if you didn’t miss opportunities to add value because you are always in the know?   Let’s put down our copies
By Karl Kammerer on June 7, 2011
henry-stewart's picture
A stressed out small businessman learns, the hard way, the importance of a work place where people are energized and motivated by working the way that works for them.
By Henry Stewart on July 21, 2010
dan-oestreich's picture
No organizational design is perfect.  Whether hierarchy, meritocracy or some other form, there will always be a part of human genius and experience that escapes these idealized human creations.
By Dan Oestreich on June 13, 2011
chary-chigurala's picture
The key challenge in this hack is “how to make organizations genuinely fit for human beings”.
By Chary Chigurala on December 3, 2011
avijit-saha's picture
According to Michael Porter value is the chain of activities for a company that operates in a specific industry.
By Avijit Saha on March 15, 2011
stephen-remedios's picture
If I asked you a make a list of high performing teams - the kind that deliver world class results under tremendous pressure every day, chances are, a management committee wouldn't feature.
By Stephen Remedios on November 1, 2011
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This hack is pinpointing some ideas for how companies  - which stand in front of challenge of rapid growth - should go about scaling themselves without losing their engaging, entreprenerial and e

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