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Does That Even Work is a podcast aimed at growing the mid-market company.

If you're interested in business growth, this podcast is for you.

Are you getting the results you want? Closing all the deals you want, improving your margin, cutting costs year on year?

The "Does That Even Work" podcast challenges the latest business fads and the conventional wisdom we all use in our companies and asks: does that even work?

Future podcasts will cover subjects like Talent Management, the Four Day week (and if that really will work) and the value of teaching dialogue in organisations.

If you would like to see a topic covered, email

It is sponsored by Stratervation, a mid-market growth consulting firm based in Johannesburg South Africa.

The next time you hear about how a brilliant idea will revolutionise business, ask yourself a simple question: Does That Even Work?

May 6, 2019

This episode was interesting to work on. Turns out offices are wonderful to poke fun at.

Here is some of the research I did for the episode. Some of it has to do with the open plan office, which is not the same as cubicles. Open plan offices don't have the cubicle walls (obviously) and are even worse for productivity...

Mar 7, 2019

In this episode we examine Natasha Jen's claim that design thinking is bulls**t.

We spoke to Austrial-based Ingrid Gerstbach, Design thinking consultant, author and speaker (site in German but she speaks good English and does work in the UK as well).

Gerstbach's Design Thinking podcast: 

Jul 26, 2018

Coaching has a very high ROI; Use evidence-based coaching; try to find a professional / certificed coach; beware the "halo effect." Be very clear when working with teams.
So says the Professor and Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair in Ethics at the Lutgert College of Business which is the business school at the Florida Gulf...

Jul 5, 2018

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.

Jun 26, 2018

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...