HBR/McKinsey M-Prize: Management 2.0 Challenge

Part One of the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation
Challenge Begins
Final Round Deadline

Winners announced!

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the winners of the Management 2.0 Challenge—the first phase of the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation.



All the finalists

Here are the 20 finalists:


In the first leg of the Harvard Business Review-McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation, we invited management innovators from every realm of endeavor to share the most progressive practices and disruptive ideas that illustrate how the governing principles and tools of the Web can make our organizations more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable.

They did. We received more than 140 impressive Stories (instructive case studies) and Hacks (experimental designs), selected 20 stellar finalists, and announced seven winners of the Management 2.0 Challenge.

Read more about Management 2.0 in Gary Hamel’s challenge essay. You can check out the winning entries feature above, learn more about the finalists here, and explore all of the entries.

victor-kwan's picture
Motivating and equipping sales people with effective selling skills are two of the most confounding and widely misunderstood challenges in management.
By Victor Kwan on June 14, 2011
kim-bechtel's picture
Using traditional HR practices to achieve outstanding business success is like using gasoline to fight a fire.
By Kim Bechtel on August 31, 2011
alan-nguyen's picture
US companies have strong interests on expanding internationally, but very little know how to properly strategize and execute.  In this hack, we will talk about the diverse Four types of t
By alan nguyen on July 16, 2011
clint-carlson's picture
With so much attention on the potential for web 2.0 technologies to “flatten” the organizational hierarchy, and excitement that meritocracy will rule the day, how are the downsides to a flat organizat
By Clint Carlson on June 2, 2011
paul-higgins's picture
The greatest risk today - in an increasingly networked world where the cost of experimentation is dropping, may very well be that the hazards of standing still outweigh those of unmitigated experiment
By Paul Higgins on July 5, 2011
alexander-polonsky's picture
Wouldn't it be great to get a crowd of experts to invest a bit of time in your enterprise in an effective and meaningful way, especially when traditional investment is too costly or simply not availab
markus-schwemmle's picture
As we got an assignment of a rather conservative German based electricity supplier to start a organizational development process after an employee survey.
johannes-gerhard-schute's picture
“Web 2.0“-ECO-systems are driven by the direct added value of all of their participants.
sean-schofield's picture
Management is an invention. So too are managers.
By Sean Schofield on May 30, 2011
luca-grivet-foiaia's picture
In a taxonomically organized world human resources are managed with structured approach: organizational graph, job role, job description, hierarchical or functional controls.In every day activity peop
mark-addleson's picture
Unless we change the story we won't change anything fundamental.Our stories keep us doing what we're already doing or open up new possibilites for action.
By Mark Addleson on December 17, 2011
benjamin-decker's picture
In Corporate Strategy at NBCUniversal, I believe what we do matters.
By Benjamin Decker on September 17, 2011
martin-butcher's picture
By reconsidering the idea of a 'job creation program', individuals in a low income public housing area were able to take on the level of responsibility they were comfortable with, learn new skills and
By Martin Butcher on October 28, 2011
l-blake-harvey's picture
Our society is obsessed with celebrities and their many faults, but to what extent.
By L. Blake Harvey on June 30, 2011
john-mushriqui's picture
“The central principle behind the success of the giants born in the Web 1.0 era who have survived to lead the Web 2.0 era appears to be this, that they have embraced the power of the web to harness co
By John mushriqui on July 18, 2011