Dear HR, this is why your managers don’t enjoy training

(Note: ‘Workshop’, ‘program’ and ‘intervention’ are used interchangeably in this article) If you are in-charge of your companies’ management development, you know that pleasing your audience (particularly senior managers) is a tall order. You must have experienced multiple instances where you have sent them to an intervention that checked all the boxes and looked great ...

Do your managers have visibility to all your costs?

When we interact with CEOs, particularly those of larger firms, one common item on their wishlist is that their managers are acutely aware of their cost structure. Managers on the ground, particularly those in sales, tend to equate gross margins to profits, while ignoring overheads and other hidden costs associated with each sale. Employees, particularly ...

Help your managers think like your CEO

Part 1 – The wide angle lens. What if you could help your mid-level managers think like your CEO? Understand your business and take decisions looking at the whole board? What would this do to their effectiveness, to their motivation and promote-ability? What could this do for your company’s growth and profitability? This is a ...

So what happens in a simulation program?

So what happens in a simulation workshop? Some of our clients asked us for a short explanation and, at the risk of losing the surprise element, here we go: In one of our typical workshops, participants are grouped into cross-functional teams of up to 5 each. Each team runs its own virtual company and competes ...

Your 7-step guide to selecting workshops

Selecting interventions, or ‘workshops’, is hard, particularly for your senior management. If you are running a business, chances are, you have been through this dilemma. Return on time, not investment: For senior management, the cost of a workshop is measured not in money but in time. Even a 6-figure investment pales in comparison with three ...