Frequently Asked Questions (click on any entry below)

How will my professional stay on top of things if they're out of the office?

How long do I have to commit to a PowerHouse?

What if my professional misses a PowerHouse day due to other commitments?

What about confidentiality?

Wouldn't it be better to invest in collaboration within my organisation?

Why can’t I just do this myself? Arrange for my professional to spend time with peers from other organisations?

Can’t I achieve similar things by sending my senior professional to conferences and training courses?

What kind of tasks can be done better collaboratively?

How can I monitor the success of your program and the value it brings?

What if my professional doesn’t ‘like’ the group, or members of the group, that you place them in?

How will you stop others 'poaching' my best people while they're at the PowerHouse?

There are two reasons why this isn't generally a problem.

Firstly, because collaboration occurs only between small groups within the broader PowerHouse community.  Your professionals will choose who they deal with and what level of interaction they have with others, deciding which member-issues they contribute to solving, and choosing who they ‘invite’ to help with their own issues.  Selective interaction makes it easy to minimise the effect of any personality clashes. 

Secondly, failing this, it is usually possible to swap to an alternate PowerHouse entirely.