6 episodes

Sometimes the latest business fads are great -- and sometimes they just don't work.
Sometimes the way we've been doing things for years used to work well -- just not any more.
If they work -- you get an edge over competitors. And if they don't work, you can avoid the traps everybody else falls into.
This podcast takes a business practice and asks a simple question: Does That Even Work?
We interview experts on the latest management thinking with a skeptical ear -- so that you can be better informed and make smarter decisions.
For more information, visit http://www.stratervation.com

Does That Even Work, the growth show for mid-market companie‪s‬ Erich Viedge CEO Stratervation (Pty) Ltd

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Sometimes the latest business fads are great -- and sometimes they just don't work.
Sometimes the way we've been doing things for years used to work well -- just not any more.
If they work -- you get an edge over competitors. And if they don't work, you can avoid the traps everybody else falls into.
This podcast takes a business practice and asks a simple question: Does That Even Work?
We interview experts on the latest management thinking with a skeptical ear -- so that you can be better informed and make smarter decisions.
For more information, visit http://www.stratervation.com

    Why offices suck and what to do about it.

    Why offices suck and what to do about it.

    Employee engagement is only 15% according to Gallup. And 16% of people are actively DIS-engaged. What can mid-market companies do to increase engagement levels?
    Quite a lot, it turns out, and some of the fixes are very surprising.
    Learn how office design has its roots in a movement called modernism, listen to the founder of Basecamp on why offices suck and hear a comedian joke about his own office.

    • 30 min
    Is Design Thinking Bullsh*t?

    Is Design Thinking Bullsh*t?

    Are you making more sales, improving your margins and cutting costs, year-on-year?
    What are you doing or not doing that could change that?
    Does That Even Work (http://DoesThatEvenWork.com) challenges the latest business fads and the conventional wisdom we all use in our companies. It is sponsored by Stratervation, a mid-market growth consulting firm based in Johannesburg South Africa. http://stratervation.com

    • 17 min
    Five ways to get a return on Executive Coaching

    Five ways to get a return on Executive Coaching

    We've had 25 years' experience in business improvement, working with businesses just like yours.
    http://www.stratervation.com
    We interviewed Erich Dent, Professor and Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair in Ethics at the Lutgert College of Business on Executive Coaching.
    He has executive experience, and a PhD in Management
    His takeaways? Coaching has a very high ROI; Use evidence-based coaching; try to find a professional coach; beware the "halo effect." Be very clear when working with team

    • 29 min
    Three strategic mistakes -- and a success story

    Three strategic mistakes -- and a success story

    John A Parnell wrote a paper that has been downloaded 10 times a day for the last five years. It concerns the clarity of strategy. He offers three ways you could be doing it wrong -- and one success story.

    • 27 min
    Is innovation really necessary for your business to survive? I'm skeptical

    Is innovation really necessary for your business to survive? I'm skeptical

    I'm an innovation consultant. I sell Innovation Days. But I'm not convinced that every business needs innovation.
    People like me say: "Innovate or die." But my car mechanic hasn't innovated in 20 years and he's still around.
    In this episode, Phil McKinney agrees with me -- and then tells me what I'm missing.

    • 29 min
    A strategist, an innovator and a coach walk into a podcast

    A strategist, an innovator and a coach walk into a podcast

    If you’re a manager or board level executive, this show is for you.
    Is your strategy clear? You might think so. 
    John A. Parnell has some surprising research about what is a clear strategy, and what isn’t.
    We feature Professor Eric B Dent in an episode to talk about how leadership benefits from executive coaching.
    Phil McKinney was the chief technical officer for computer maker HP. McKinney led the team that turned a nearly four billion profit within two years. What was his secret?  

    • 2 min

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