Category: Rethinking, Revisiting, & Reimagining PI
Rethinking, Revisiting, and Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward a Pattern Language in Performance Improvement
Can we offer a pattern language for improving performance within organizations? Would it be possible to borrow the ethos from Christopher Alexander’s book The Pattern Language (1977), a piece of work considered seminal within the world of architecture?
The landscape within which organizations compete today has undergone a drastic change and continues to do so. The environment dictates that an organization be agile and resilient to nimbly transmogrify and respond to business priorities to sustain its competitive advantage.
Evidence-based practice and research has been a dominant discussion within our literature. Clark (2006) explains that there is “considerable economic incentive for commercial organizations to embrace evidence-based practice” (p. 875).
Rethinking, Revisiting, & Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward a More Reflective Practice in Performance Improvement
Typically in a performance improvement engagement, the practice starts with problem identification within the client’s organization and proceeds through data collection and analysis, determining and selecting the appropriate mix of solutions, designing the proposed interventions, implementing the proposed interventions, and ideally including reflection about the entire process.
The intense competition within the business environment today suggests that performance technologists shift their focus toward performance opportunities that would give organizations a competitive edge.
Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions
Performance improvement and performance opportunity–driven activities are typically undertaken by organizations to alleviate or attenuate hurdles within the organization and to create value. The lens adopted to improve performance is varied with no single accepted definition and generally undertaken along with myriad strategies and tactics to enhance performance.
Rethinking, Revisiting, & Reimagining PI: Reformatting the Arc of the Field of Performance Improvement and Performance Opportunity: A Proposal
In a marketplace that is rife with competition, products, services, thought leaders, and organizations across industries are being constantly reshaped and redefined. Why? Very simply, it is all about survival.