Will Cascade run on my Computer?
The recommended platform for Cascade is Microsoft Excel.
Cascade runs on Microsoft Excel for Windows or Excel for Mac. It uses several advanced features within Excel to bring a seamless and visual package. Cascade works best with MS Office 2016 or 2019.
The recommended platforms for Cascade are;
Windows with Excel 2019 or 2016
or Mac with Excel 2019 or 2016
Office 2011 for Mac is no longer supported by Microsoft and Office 2010 for Windows is in Extended (limited) support.
Cascade uses a wide variety of functions within its macros to automate its processes. Hence requiring a full version of Excel. Numbers, Google Sheets, OfficeLive and LibreOffice do not support the features necessary. Several of the graphical elements distort and a few of the critical functions are not available. We do not recommend using Cascade on these platforms.
Excel Online does not support macros so Cascade does not function properly with Excel Online.
Which version of Office should I get?
When purchasing Excel, search for ‘MS Office’ and there are usually some good deals around. The two different options for MS Office are;
- Office 2019 – A one time fee where you stay on 2019 until you choose to purchase the next version.
- Office 365 – An annual subscription where you are kept up to date with the latest version of Office.
What are coaches saying about Cascade?
I'm so thankful for Richard's vision for Cascade. In a recent teambuilding engagement, it was so helpful -- not to mention a time-saver -- to have this material to share with the participants, as they were anxious to see what their whole team looked like. Along with the Team Strengths Grid that was used to facilitate discussion and learning, I left each participant with a Bring/Need sheet to further enhance conversation back in their offices. I also used the Personal Insights sheets for a separate conversation with just the admin team -- I had them look at each other's Personal Insights sheets to then fill out Gallup's Partnership Cards for each other; I like using this instead of having them read each other's report because I think the spreadsheet is easier to digest in a short amount of time (and I was able to direct them to the rows that say "The Value I Bring" and "The Needs I Have" specifically).
These additional tools along with the ease of printing the name tents makes Cascade worth the cost within just one client engagement! I am looking forward to using more and seeing what else Richard comes up with in the future.
Cascade is the best investment a coach can make to enhance CliftonStrengths. The advanced reporting, deeper insights, team summaries etc will make you look like a Rock Star Coach. Quick, Easy and Professional. This is a tool you will not be able to live without.