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Human Capital Institute and the Management Innovation eXchange Launch the Human Capital M-Prize

Submissions being Accepted until January 20th, 2011 and Award Winner Announced at 2011 HCI Human Capital Summit in Atlanta

Author: HCI  |  Source: HCI  |  Published: December 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. — December 9, 2010 — The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global association for strategic talent management, and the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) today announced the launch of the Human Capital M-Prize. The contest is open to members of organizations of any size who want to submit a story or idea about how to enable communities of passion in the workplace.

Passion is an incredibly powerful multiplier of human accomplishment, particularly when like-minded individuals converge around a worthy cause. Yet research shows that most employees are emotionally disengaged. They are unfulfilled, so they underperform, and the organization suffers. HCI and the MIX invite human capital leaders from around the world to invent a human capital proposal aimed at unleashing human capability in our organizations. The M-Prize targets bold ideas or radical fixes when it comes to transforming human capital systems, activities or leadership practices, so that everybody can contribute their best gifts, maximize their impact, and reap the best rewards. The Human Capital M-Prize asks the question: what if they were not only re-engaged, but passionately interested, and eager to contribute more?

The Human Capital M-Prize will unfold in two stages: a preliminary stage with a January 20, 2011 deadline and a final round for 6 semi-finalists which ends on February 20, 2011. All entries will be judged by a panel of MIX Mavericks, a collection of progressive management thinkers and executives, including Prof.Gary Hamel of the Management Lab, creators of the MIX; Dr.John Boudreau, Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California; and Colin Price, Global Leader of McKinsey’s Organization Practice. The judges will assess entries based on: clarity of thought and originality, potential for impact, feasibility of implementation, and popularity. Judges will provide targeted feedback to finalists as they refine their entries for the final round. Winners will be announced at the 2011 HCI Human Capital Summit in Atlanta, GA and on the MIX site on March 8th, 2011.

Professor Hamel and HCI are hosting a webcast called “Office Hours with Gary Hamel” on Thursday, December 16th at 1:00 Eastern focused on creating award-winning Human Capital M-Prize entries. Those interested can register at http://www.hci.org/lib/office-hours-gary-hamel.

Human Capital M-Prize submissions can be entered at http://www.managementexchange.com/m-prize/hci-human-capital-m-prize.

About Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit www.hci.org.

About The MIX

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is based on the premise that management is nothing less than the technology of human accomplishment. But after 100 years of incremental tweaks, it now needs to be reinvented for a new age. Designed as a collaborative platform, the MIX brings together CEOs, academics, and management experts with executives and managers — indeed, anyone with ideas on how to make management better suited to cope with the 21st century, organizations that are as resilient, inventive and inspiring as the people who work within them. For more information, please visit www.managementexchange.com

Press Contacts:

Company Name: Human Capital Institute (HCI)
Press Contact: Max Foster
Phone: 857.294.4036
Email: press@hci.org
Website: http://www.hci.org

Company Name: The MIX
Press Contact: Michele Zanini
Phone: 617.753.2376
Email: michele@managementlab.org
Website: www.managementexchange.com