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.
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.
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
Five ways to get a return on Executive Coaching
We've had 25 years' experience in business improvement, working with businesses just like yours.
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
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.
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.
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?