Hello and welcome to my home on the web. The
purpose of this web site is to help you accomplish your
business goals by sharing knowledge, information and resources to
assist you in engineering cost-effective peak human performance.
you need to prepare employees for
fierce global competition and technological
If so, then learn
how to implement an effective Peak Human Performance System with the Human Performance Improvement (HPI) approach.
Faced with crippling skill shortages, employers are spending skyrocketing
amounts of money training workers. The problem?
Many programs don't work.
Billions of dollars are spent on wasteful training courses, experts say. But new
studies show most on-the-job learning happens outside a classroom.
"Companies would rather throw money at a problem than solve it, so
people just pursue the program du jour,"
Alan Weiss on how bad management led to layoffs
Author of Our
Emperors Have No Clothes
About $5.6 billion to $16.8 billion
is wasted annually on ineffective training programs that focus on so-called soft
skills, based on estimates from a Rutgers University study.
Employees aren't motivated.
Workers who see training as a career boost will learn and
feel loyal to a company, experts say. "You have to want to do it because
it's going to take effort and it's going to take time." says Daniel Goleman, author of Working with Emotional Intelligence.
Programs are poorly designed.
Companies may unwitting support unimaginative or
dull programs that employees find deter learning.
Trainers lack expertise.
Those providing training may not know their audience, or
they lack teaching skills. Hoping to pique interest, some firms are turning to
eclectic training approaches. Spring Paranet in Houston requires technical
analysts to take two weeks of training a year: There is also a week-long retreat
for some new hires. Bankers Trust has married training with 3-D videogames. In
one game, employees try to land clients by reacting to simulated problems.
Others turn to wilderness adventures, computer-based learning or mountain
But experts say businesses should check for results to separate
effective programs from costly gimmicks. "American industry is spending
billions and billions on training programs and doing no evaluation of their
effectiveness," says Cary Cherniss, a professor at Rutgers. "You have
to measure it."
Solution: Human Performance Improvement (HPI)
Human Performance Improvement (HPI) is a strategy
and a set
of procedures for realizing
opportunities related to the performance of people that make up the workforce.
HPI can be applied to individuals, small groups, and large organizations.
a systematic combination of four fundamental components: performance analysis,
cause analysis, intervention selection and intervention implementation.
- Do you
need to help your average performers become exemplary performers?
you have the potential for improved performance in your organization?
- Would improved
employee performance help you better accomplish your business goals?
I can help you use Human Performance Improvement to:
the mission and most valuable business accomplishments.
star performers (exemplary individuals who produce the most
what those star performers are doing to produce exemplary
changes that enable average performers to excel as well
as the exemplary performers.
A well-functioning human
performance improvement process allows people to do work of which they can be proud.
of a human performance improvement process includes a smooth operating system, delighted
customers, motivated employees, improved business results, improved
productivity, improved operating performance, improved quality, increased revenue,
reduced operating costs, trust,
capability, and business knowledge.
you for stopping by my web site. The
resources found in this site
will enable you to
begin to employ the proven science of human behavior to peak your organization's performance.
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