If you knew the answer, what would it be?

If you knew the answer, what would it be? As a trained coach and someone who spends a lot of my time helping people to get to the bottom of organisational challenges, this is one of my all time favourite questions. On the face of it, sure, it’s nonsensical. But when wielded carefully, it can be liberating, enlightening… and oh-so powerful.

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The era of best practice is over

It’s bad news for finance directors. When it comes to improving the finance function, there is no silver bullet. There is no super new technical wizardry or consultancy sleight of hand that will transform things overnight. And there is most definitely no such thing as best practice, no one-size-fits-all approach that will make your finance troubles go away. Continue reading

Welcome

Welcome to Sockmonkey Consulting’s brand new website!

Sockmonkey Consulting provides high quality research and consultancy services to organisations in the public, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors.

My name is Simon Perks and I am the founder, director and – for the moment, at least – sole employee. I work with organisations across the public, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors to help them to make better decisions, to improve their performance and to achieve better value for money. Continue reading