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To make room for innovation in your organization, consider shutting down your newsroom for a week


For a week in February, podcasting startup Gimlet Media published no new content. Instead, the entire staff participated in Mix Week, designed to get the company’s editorial and business sides working together. Staff spent part of the week creating pilots for new shows, but senior editor Peter Clowney says the goal wasn’t coming up with new shows, but rather getting the staff to feel comfortable pushing changes forward: “We want people to be able to say, ‘I’m going to jump in and make something awesome.’”

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