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?
Only partially, and only by accepting certain sacrifices.

Remember that while your professional is with us, they will be spending most of their time continuing to do their work, just with the support of peers and experts a mere stone’s throw away.

This is not the case with conferences or training. There is often significant dead-time in conferences, and it's hard to tell in advance whether a training course will meet your expectations until it's too late.

With PowerHouse, there is no lost time as your employee has the ability to work exactly the way they want, engage as appropriate, and to get the work done.

PowerHouse actually adds-value to training and conferences

Think about what typically happens after your professional comes back from a training session or conference; there is an initial 'burst' of enthusiasm, which is most-often swamped by the inertia they face back in the workplace and the focus on what's urgent, rather than important.  The end result is wasted investment and frustration for the professional... the exact opposite of the desired effect.

Now imagine if they were spending time each week with other professionals who had attended the same training or conference.  They could support each other, hold each other accountable for making the changes they learned about, sharing strategies for overcoming the inertia faced back in the office and basically embedding the learning.