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Knowledge Worker: Recognition & Accountability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Knowledge Worker: Recognition & Accountability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Instructional designers and developers are prime examples of people who do what is called “knowledge work.” So are performance improvement professionals. In examining their performance, we are well-served by considering the nature of recognition–and its fit with accountability.

TrendSpotters: 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money

TrendSpotters: 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money

Aubrey has spent more than 40 years working with clients, training and coaching their managers, and helping organizations change performance. He has educated his clients about the key principles of human behavior. On a visit to a longtime client whose managers ADI had trained, Aubrey learned that the company had an Employee of the Month award. He looked further and found in place a number of other common management practices that scientific knowledge tells us are not effective. He started keeping a list and talked about it at subsequent presentations where participants eagerly added other management practices from their organizations that were not working. Aubrey held the line at 13 items.

TrendSpotters: Where Were You In ’62?

TrendSpotters: Where Were You In ’62?

Where were you in 1962? We took a quick survey here at TrendSpotters Central to answer that question. Roger was working at Teaching Machines Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while he figured out where to go to college and what to study. Carol was in her junior year at Bayside High School in New York City. She had never heard of human performance technology (HPT) or performance improvement.