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Archive for October, 2012

Strengthening Research and Practice in ISPI

Strengthening Research and Practice in ISPI

Any credible performance improvement professional, whether academic, practitioner, or both, would agree that there is an integral and reiterative relationship between research and practice. However, this relationship has not always been clear to our membership.

Performance Improvement Technology: Evernote App

Performance Improvement Technology: Evernote App

The application Evernote is a very useful app. I have been using it for a few weeks now, and the transition from smart phone to smart tablet to desktop is seamless. The usability is very simple, and I recommend it for both personal and professional use.

TrendSpotters: The Knowledge Worker’s Tool Room

Welcome to Fred Nickols, CPT, tool maker for knowledge workers, our guest this month. Fred, fred@nickols.us, has been affiliated with ISPI since 1968. His professional background includes a career in the U.S. Navy, another in consulting, and two executive-level positions with former clients. Fred currently leads Distance Consulting LLC, where he focuses on the performance of organizations, operations, and individuals.

Building the Tennessee Chapter: A Blended Model

Building the Tennessee Chapter: A Blended Model

In the fall of 2011, Bill Stetar, CPT, and David Tiller initiated a survey to determine interest for forming a Tennessee Chapter. As a result, a core group of volunteers met via web-conferencing to discuss potential programs and a strategy for developing the chapter.

Organizational Spotlight: Carter Systematic Solutions, LLC (CSS)

Organizational Spotlight: Carter Systematic Solutions, LLC (CSS)

We have no boundaries. Our work to-date has been serving clients at the national level within the United States, but these projects include functions occurring in multiple countries. Our organization approaches human performance technology in consideration of cultural, societal, organizational, and individual attributes, attitudes, and perspectives.

Hijacking Big Data for Training Evaluation

Hijacking Big Data for Training Evaluation

In October 2009, a large pharmaceutical firm contacted me with an urgent training request. They were installing an automated equipment calibration system as part of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Performance Secrets of the Speed Limit Sign

Performance Secrets of the Speed Limit Sign

Have you ever wondered why digital speed limit displays work? I am talking about the ones that flash your current speed in lights on a sign. If you think about it, they really should not make a difference. They do not do anything to make you slow down, and they do not tell you anything you do not already know.

Interview with Judith Hale

Interview with Judith Hale

Judith A. Hale, CPT, PhD, and ibstpi Fellow, is a successful human performance technology (HPT) consultant to both public and private sectors and has been an active member of ISPI for more than 25 years.

Let me tell you why I got involved with ISPI

Let me tell you why I got involved with ISPI

I blame the University Case Study Competition and Dick Handshaw. Both played a huge role in my beginnings. My first ISPI meeting was a local chapter meeting in Charlotte, NC.

Performance Improvement Technology: Gilbert App

Performance Improvement Technology: Gilbert App

New technology column! Quickly assess your organization’s human performance issues using Dr. Thomas F. Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model App.

Tell Your PI Success Story! (video)

Tell Your PI Success Story! (video)

ISPI’s PI Success Stories Video Contest is under way and we want your videos! Tell us about a performance improvement intervention you implemented and the resulting successes or lessons learned.

Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

Recognizing Excellence at ISPI

Enter ISPI’s Award of Excellence (AOE) Program for an opportunity to have your intervention, communication, research, or chapter project recognized for your organization’s extraordinary performance improvement efforts.

Congratulations to the September Share the Gift of ISPI Winner!

Congratulations to the September Share the Gift of ISPI Winner!

Congratulations to Marsha Connor of Cisco Systems, winner of the September Share the Gift of ISPI Member-Get-A-Member monthly prize drawing.