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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
arvind-chaturvedi's picture
Too much process oriented work culture slows down the whole transaction. In my radiology department in a cancer hospital I have discarded all processes which have more than five checks.
By Arvind Chaturvedi on December 23, 2011
thomas-geuken's picture
Perfection can destroy your business!Only 3 takes in the studio, is a showdown with the tyranny of the guided hand and the perfection that reigns in businesses today.
By Thomas Geuken on December 23, 2011
orin-davis's picture
Instead of just assigning tasks to employees that end up being a grind, get to know employees and give them work that fits with their interests, talents, and motivations.
By Orin Davis on December 23, 2011
steve-tally's picture
Purdue University has built five Top500.org-ranked supercomputers in the past four years, not by receiving millions of dollars in additional funding, but by improving the way in which it managed its r
By Steve Tally on December 23, 2011
heine-de-bruin's picture
LSG Skychefs New Zealand with its parent company Lufthansa, is currently trying to implement and drive sustainable change throughout the company.
By Heine de Bruin on December 23, 2011
paul-marsden's picture
Twenty is a different kind of recruitment agency started by two experienced recruiters who wanted to build a company whose success depends on the organizational principles they valued in a workplace.
By Paul Marsden on December 22, 2011
ricardo-semler's picture
Retire-a-Little is a program that gives employees the chance to buy back one day a week so they can spend that time on other activities that are important to them.
By Ricardo Semler on December 22, 2011
m-ns-edsman's picture
We’re all aware that speed to market with new products and services can be a crucial business differentiator.
By Måns Edsman on December 22, 2011
sonja-dieterich's picture
When you go to a hospital, who cares for you? As a patient, you will see physicians, nurses, and maybe a few medical assistants or lab techs. There is a lot more going on beind the scenes, though.
By Sonja Dieterich on December 21, 2011

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