Let’s start a conversation about business improvement, focusing on:

What Really Works to Experience Success

When seeking to improve your business, efforts should be directed towards the areas of business that have been proven, whether scientifically or through rigorous experience, to produce the greatest chance of sustained business success.

But, with:

  • 1,000,000+ business books already published;
  • 10,000+ new business books published each year;
  • 100,000+ business-related research papers already published;
  • 1,000+ new business-related research papers published each year; and
  • Who knows how many old and new “high performance” frameworks and “masterclasses” there are out there…

How are you meant to determine, and learn from, What Truly Works?

There are well-known business books, but for the purposes of this discussion we draw your attention to What Really Works authored by W. Joyce, N. Nohria & B. Roberson. It makes a compelling case that businesses should focus their efforts on six of eight research proven business areas to experience success.

When focusing on these, the “Winner” businesses in What Really Works achieved such extraordinary outcomes as (approximately):

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What’s particularly compelling is that the chance of achieving these types of extraordinary outcomes is shown to be better than 90% if a business continuously excels at six of the key areas of business.

Business improvement guided by reputable research and real-world experience.

Given these extraordinary outcomes and probability of success, we utilise insights gained from What Really Works together with other reputable research and real-world experience to guide business improvement endeavours for clients.

But, you’re probably a small-medium or mid-market business, so…

What Do You Focus On?

A caveat for those working in small-medium or mid-market businesses is that research papers and books, such as What Really Works, are drawing conclusions primarily based on much larger, often publicly listed companies.

Therefore, it is important to keep this in mind and supplement business improvement thinking with small-medium / mid-market business-related research findings, together with real-world experience.

That’s what we do at Munro’s

Improving your business

At Munro’s, together with superb accounting services, we’re dedicated to helping Australian business owners, managers and leaders…

exploit knowledge like this as one of their key competitive advantages.

Can we promise you extraordinary outcomes like those mentioned above?

Of course not, no one can legitimately make that promise.

But, what we can promise is that together we can help you determine:

  1. What you need to focus on;
  2. In what order; and
  3. How.

We can also go that one, very important step further, to help you:

Actually get it done.

So, should you focus on the six research proven areas?

It depends on the current state of your business and your ambitions.

Most likely you’re a small-medium or mid-market business that firstly needs to focus on some other areas.

To work through this,

the best place to start is an initial improvement sprint.

If you’re interested, then:




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Alternatively, read on to find out how your business could exploit evidence-based knowledge to enhance business performance.

Implementation and avoiding being a Tumbler

Whilst What Really Works shows that there are businesses that tremendously outperform others by excelling at six specific areas of business, it also reveals that if a business stumbles and stops excelling at just one area, they become a “Tumbler” and, on average, end up with:

It’s therefore vital for a business to:

  • Learn;
  • Retain; and
  • Continuously Implement….

the skills necessary to excel at business.

But, how and what’s best?

Firstly, resist the urges to:

  1. Chase the latest fad of business management; and
  2. Seek a quick fix.

If the “high performance” frameworks or “masterclasses” spruiked around the world truly worked, everybody would be doing them. But, business isn’t that easy and it’s going to take a concerted longer-term effort to reap the rewards of sustained success.

Enhancing Long-Term Performance

It’s important that you develop in-house capabilities to succeed

A key part of experiencing sustained success is being able to do things for yourself.

What’s most important is long-term performance

No matter what process you go through to achieve success, it’s going to involve some level of learning.

When it comes to learning, it’s imperative that it is directed at actually bridging the gap between:

  1. Your current business state; and
  2. Desired future state.

Additionally, it’s vital that what is learned actually achieves better performance over the long-term.

To develop stronger and stronger in-house capabilities, a programme which combats forgetfulness is paramount.

Reinforce-orientated learning programmes are ideal for this and can take different forms, such as blended learning and coaching.


For the business owner/CEO/executive team, an external coach can prove invaluable.

Former CEO of Google famously commented on his experience as a coachee:

“How could a coach advise me if I’m the best person in the world at this? But that’s not what a coach does.

The coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best.

In the business context a coach is not a repetitious coach. A coach is somebody who looks at something with another set of eyes, describes it to you in [their] words, and discusses how to approach the problem.

Once I realised I could trust him and that he could help me with perspective, I decided this was a great idea.”

Blended Learning

For the wider employee team, especially managers, workshop training complemented by online material can work fantastically.

Effective workshops challenge the participants, making the learning experience more difficult and accordingly satisfy the research dictate of enhancing long-term performance via more difficult learning.

With the complement of online material, and an accountable refresher programme, this type of learning can be performance enhancing and cost-effective.

We’re here to help you Experience Success

To summarise, business leaders don’t need to chase the latest fad of business management.

Rather, use evidence to direct your business improvement endeavours towards what truly works.


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