Cultivating a Culture of Performance Improvement: Agile Response and Tangible Results @WorkerWorkWorkplaceWorld
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In this issue, Dr. Pershing explores articles from seasoned professionals and new up-and-comers in the industry. Roger Chevalier opens this issue with a powerful piece taking a look at his approach and tools in workplace performance. He then further explores a hot topic of big data and how it can provide companies with more of an edge. Continuing in the workplace, and diving into the topic of performance management, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Tye Deines, and Tracy Carsten present a different approach on this topic. The issue is then rounded out with an amazing piece from the past, written by none other than Thomas Gilbert. Marilyn Gilbert was kind enough to supply this wonderful piece to the journal readers.
I invite you to submit a paper to a special issue of Performance Improvement journal (PIJ), published by the International Society for Performance Improvement in partnership with John Wiley & Sons. Dedicated to performance improvement practitioners, the journal publishes articles on important developments and trends in workplace improvement; integrative reviews and viewpoints including research articles; and evidence-based practices, models, and techniques, covering all phases of the human performance improvement process.
It has truly been a privilege to serve the Society as its president; it has been tremendously rewarding, both professionally and personally. When I considered running for the Board, I did it with the intention to give back to the learning and performance community, to learn and experience leading a professional association, and to meet like-minded individuals from around the globe.
The SkillCast webinar “Getting To: WE Can Do That!” presented Scott D. Anderson, CPT, principal, SDA Consulting, and Kaie Pohi Latterner, on June 18, 2014, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT USA (UTC-04:00), can be attended and viewed live, or you can watch the recorded session after the live presentation.
For those who recently wanted to download the new free e-book Righting the Enterprise–A Primer for Organizing or Reorganizing the Right Way, by Danny and Kathleen (Whiteside) Langdon, but were not able to use the PDF download for your device, it can now be downloaded–free for all devices.
Whether seeking an initial understanding of ROI evaluation or looking for ways to generate support for ROI within an organization, this webinar will provide participants with an understanding of ROI and how it can be implemented. “The Bottom Line on ROI” presents the rationale for developing and implementing a comprehensive measurement and evaluation process that includes ROI.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this brief remembrance for our friend and colleague, John Wedman. John passed away in December after a battle with cancer. You probably know John best for the Wedman Performance Pyramid, a comprehensive performance model built with Tom Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model as a foundation and strongly influenced by the approaches of Geary Rummler, Roger Kaufman, and others.
Performance improvement is both a field of inquiry and professional practice (Stolovitch & Keeps, 2006) that draws from a variety of disciplines and fields including economics, mathematics, management, operations research, programmed instruction, psychology, sociology, systems thinking and analysis (Brethower, 2008; Ferond, 2006; Rosenberg, Coscarelli, & Smith Hutchinson, 1999; Stolovitch & Keeps, 1999).
ISPI is proud to announce that eight chapters–Armed Forces Chapter, Boeing Virtual Chapter, Capella Virtual Chapter, Central Florida Chapter, Charlotte Chapter, Michigan Chapter, Potomac Chapter, and South Florida Chapter–have earned the distinction as Chapters of Excellence this year. The Charlotte Chapter and Capella Virtual Chapter will also receive an Award of Excellence for Communication Product.
Author Bruce Barton once noted, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Just when you think you have set your direction, things evolve. What strategic–not tactical–shifts in the e-learning field should we prepare for, even while we maintain our current efforts?
ISPI’s Outstanding Human Performance Communication award recognizes an outstanding article, book, curriculum, course, or workshop that enables individuals or organizations to achieve excellence in human performance technology. In this category, five communications were selected for the prestigious award. The winners will be honored at THE Performance Improvement Conference, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Indianapolis, IN.
Welcome to the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). In this issue, Dr. Pershing opens with a warning, “Beware, the ides of March” (Pershing, 2014, p.2), such an ominous beginning for an inviting journal packed with skill- and knowledge-building articles.
ISPI is proud to honor excellence in student research through our Distinguished Dissertation
Awards. This initiative is funded by the Society’s Research Committee chaired this year by Scott Casad, CPT, MS, MEd. The recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, April 15, during THE Performance Improvement Conference.
As March has come to a close, we are reminded of an ominous quote brought back to life in Dr. James Pershing’s editorial notes from the March issue of the Performance Improvement journal, (now available for download): “Beware the Ides of March.” But the countdown to the Performance Improvement Conference has officially begun, and we have just a few days until the opening ceremonies, festivities, and learning experiences.
This year, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) bestowed three special honorary awards that recognize outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to human performance technology (HPT) and to the Society itself. These awards include the Honorary Life Member Award, Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, and the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement.
For over 40 years, ISPI’s Awards of Excellence program has celebrated the people, products, innovations, and organizations that represent excellence in the field of human performance technology on an annual basis. In the category of Outstanding Human Performance Interventions, eight interventions were selected for the prestigious award, which required meticulous documentation of how an intervention meets the 10 Performance Improvement Standards, proven success and improvement under real-world conditions, and a peer review.
Last month, ISPI members approved the slate of candidates, which included our first Non-North American to serve as ISPI president-elect, as recommended by the Nominations Committee for the 2014-2016 Board of Directors. On April 16, at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Indianapolis, IN, we will officially welcome our four newly elected officials.