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Rethinking, Revisiting, and Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward a Pattern Language in Performance Improvement

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?

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

Responses to Being Fired, Axed, Dropped, Laid Off, Let Go, Separated, Canned, Terminated, Pink-Slipped, Redundant, Downsized, and so on

There is no nice or humane way to fire anyone. Of course, there are some adjustments that would make it less mean-spirited and heartless: do not use robocall; do not hide the dastardly deed by making it past working hours; be less mechanical, legalistic, and cold in communicating the unhappy news; and instruct the security guards not to treat and escort the employee as a stapler-stealing criminal to the parking lot.

From the Board: The Demise of Traditional Performance Management Systems

From the Board: The Demise of Traditional Performance Management Systems

Over decades, organizations have been fixated on performance management systems where individual performance is measured and rated. Managers are trying to improve the performance and productivity of people and yet, sometimes, without success.

What Organizational Performance Skills Did You Learn at Summer Camp?

What Organizational Performance Skills Did You Learn at Summer Camp?

With summertime here,, many of you may have sent your children to summer camp for the first time, or maybe you are thinking back to your youth, remembering those weeks you spent at camp.

Rethinking, Revisiting, Reimagining Performance Improvement: Toward Maturity in Performance Improvement Solutions

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.

Do Social Relationships Affect Organizational Performance?

Do Social Relationships Affect Organizational Performance?

Our “social relations” or our “circle of influence,” as it is now commonly referred to, can greatly impede or accelerate personal and team performance.

Complimentary Resources Available to ISPI Members

Complimentary Resources Available to ISPI Members

As a member of ISPI, you not only have access to all issues of the Performance Improvement journal and the Performance Improvement Quarterly, but you also have access to a few additional publications you may or may not know about. Check out the titles below and discover more member benefits.

How Strong Are Your Organization’s Performance Habits?

How Strong Are Your Organization’s Performance Habits?

It is often said that humans are creatures of habit. Habits are so ingrained in our daily routines that we often do not think about what we are doing–we just do it. Good habits can be very powerful; they can move us from a place of wanting something to a place of achieving.

80/20 Rule for High Productivity

80/20 Rule for High Productivity

The 80/20 rule, sometimes referred to as the Pareto principle, very simply states that 80% of business results (effects) come from only 20% of our activity (cause). Within the new global competitive economy, this ratio suggests that human performance professionals are now more essential than ever within organizations to try to improve this performance ratio.

Tales from the Field</br>Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case Study

Tales from the Field
Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case Study

The program we evaluated was a graduate student retreat program provided by Transdisciplinary Work in Climate and Agriculture (TWCA; a pseudonym). TWCA is a five‐year research project comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scientists and other researchers from several different universities in the United States. Graduate students are an integral part of the TWCA project. They contribute to research for TWCA at the same time that they take coursework in their area of study and work on research for their own thesis or dissertation.

You Are Invited

You Are Invited

The International Society for Performance Improvement Europe/EMEA (ISPI-Europe/EMEA) invites you to submit a proposal for a unique conference, a highly interactive event with a track record of high value, and open exchange of knowledge, experience, and innovative ideas in the field of human and organizational performance.