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The <em>Performance Improvement</em> Journal: September Issue

The Performance Improvement Journal: September Issue

Welcome to the September issue of the Performance Improvement journal (PIJ). In this issue you will find learning materials, tools, models, visuals, tips, tricks, and reviews that will keep you striving for excellence. These handcrafted articles developed by thinkers and doers in the community are edited by Dr. James Pershing. This issue includes articles focusing on Gilbert’s behavior engineering model, sustainable employee engagement, human process improvement, and motivation.

Knowledge Worker: Taking Aim at Management Practices

Knowledge Worker: Taking Aim at Management Practices

One of the major issues in today’s world of work is often referred to as “engagement,” which refers to a supposed characteristic or quality of certain employees that accounts for why they go the extra mile, why they contribute more of their discretionary effort. We are told engaged employees work harder and they work smarter.

Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

Sustained improved performance is a good thing, right? As leaders we all want our employees to continually improve, to remain engaged, and to love their work. So, how do you get all that? We have all read how money is not a prime motivator for performance; paying someone more does not result in sustained improved performance.

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

A recent report from Deloitte suggests that organizations have spent $720 million in pursuit of this enticing but elusive goal and will more than double their spending to $1.5 billion (see the link at the end of this column). The same report also suggests that most if not all of that money has been wasted. It seems employee engagement eludes us still. In this brief column I will speculate as to why employee engagement is wanted and why it remains beyond our grasp.

Lights, Camera, Action! TV Learning Produces Results

Lights, Camera, Action! TV Learning Produces Results

With the widespread adoption of social media engagement and blended learning strategies, organizations are incorporating video into their training and strategic communication initiatives. When produced with foresight and thoughtful consideration, videos are highly effective in supporting and shifting organizational culture, creating deep and nuanced learning opportunities, and increasing employee engagement.