Bad Is Stronger than Good

Organizational waste costs you 50% of your salaries budget

(but you'll have to avoid the impulse to dismiss this number in order to do anything about it)

“There’s a disturbing disconnect in organizational management. On one hand, research, experience and common sense all increasingly point to a direct relationship between a company’s financial success and its commitment to management practices that treat people as assets. Yet even in the face of this mounting evidence, trends in management are actually moving away from these very principles.”

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford University


"Management is out of date. Like the combustion engine, it's a technology that has largely stopped evolving, and that's not good. Why? Because management - the capacity to marshal resources, lay out plans, program work and spur effort - is central to the accomplishment of human purpose. When it's less effective than it could be, or needs to be, we all pay the price."

Gary Hamel, The Future of Management


“Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”

Peter Drucker

Minimizing the Bad, Fostering Good

We offer services and products designed to stop the spread of bad work practices and low performance conditions, while making room for and fostering the growth of high performance practices and conditions.

Our own product, beacon, is an evidence-based leadership system designed to create the conditions and preconditions for people to succeed at work. Outside of the leadership functions, we can help you select and implement technology to improve other parts of your operations using rigorous and objective (but fast) approaches.

Ask us about our Briefing Document outlining the Organizational Waste, Biases, and Conditions that are killing enterprise performance.


“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”

R. Buckminster Fuller



Work Practice Diagnostics



HP Work Practice Workshops

Tech. Recommendations

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Tech. Install & Training

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Agile Development


Business Intelligence



Document Management


Email Management



Help Systems

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Legal Practice Systems

Marketing Automation

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Social Media

Strategy Execution/Management

Task Management

Time Tracking & Expenses

Our Team

mercanix is a collective of experienced professionals with a long history of collaboration. Our members include Tracy Carder, Jan Genoch, Danny Kermode, Neil Laing, Curly Lippa, Brian Long, Niall O'Keeffe, Charles Plant, Michelle Sherbino and Mike Tobias.

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