Replacing OW with OH

Organizational Waste (OW) Costs You 50% of your Salaries Budget

(and you get a 3-5x better ROI from reducing bad conditions than creating good ones)

“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"Management is out of date.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 OW, Maximizing OH

High performance leadership is not just about doing high performance things - it's just as much about NOT doing low performance things.

We offer products and services designed to stop the spread of bad work practices and low performance conditions, while maximizing the growth of high performance practices and conditions, or what we call Organizational Health (OH).

Our own product, beacon, relies on a blend evidence-based leadership science, positive psychology and neuroscience, 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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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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