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Performance Consulting Development and International Certification Programme

2020-08-07T14:45:06+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. We’re very proud to announce that IPM and Improvid have partnered to bring you a Performance Consulting Development and International Certification Programme that will commence on 12-13 June 2018  in Johannesburg (attending will earn you 8 CPD points). Here's what the programme will cover: To download the programme brochure as a PDF – click here. To learn more about this event please contact: Belia Nel at belia@improvid.co.za, or to reserve your seat please contact: Patricia Ramokgadi at patricia@ipm.co.za. If you would like to know more about what we do, please visit our website www.improvid.co.za or connect [...]

Performance Consulting Development and International Certification Programme2020-08-07T14:45:06+00:00

Part 7: Evaluation… Why all the attention?

2020-08-07T14:54:57+00:00

In the past, most measurement and evaluation theories and methodologies were extremely complex. And this necessitates a holistic and systemic way to evaluate impact and results. This article is not about the magic bullet for evaluation results and impact. It will guide you on how to plan what you want to measure and why.

Part 7: Evaluation… Why all the attention?2020-08-07T14:54:57+00:00

Part 5: Stay close to the future… Digital design is everything!

2020-07-16T12:59:23+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Part 5 of a series of articles on the 10 standards for Performance Improvement. Digital is everything. We need to stay close to the future as the rate of change is so fast. It seems nearly impossible to keep up. In a recent report from Accenture titled, “Thriving on Disruption,” researchers found that only 20 percent of chief strategic officers believed that they were highly prepared for digital disruption. If digital is everything, we need to take a closer look. In his article titled “Becoming a Future-surfing Enterprise,” Terry [...]

Part 5: Stay close to the future… Digital design is everything!2020-07-16T12:59:23+00:00

Part 4: Oops! Do you have the data?

2020-07-16T13:00:56+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Part 4 of a series of articles on the 10 Standards for Performance Improvement. In today’s disruptive business environment, it is important to be flexible when change is about to happen and ensure what the impact will be on continuous performance improvement. The most important part of our work is finding the relevant data and facts. Irrelevant data is just that—irrelevant. Yet, while the volume of available data has grown exponentially in recent years, most companies are only using a fraction of that data in determining causes of performance [...]

Part 4: Oops! Do you have the data?2020-07-16T13:00:56+00:00

Don’t miss the ISPI EMEA 16th Annual Conference in Italy!

2020-07-16T13:01:41+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. I am very proud to be presenting at the 16th annual ISPI EMEA Conference, from 14-16 September in Bologna, Italy 2017 on: The Future of Performance Management - How to cross the boundaries through the future of work and an innovative design revamp! (For more insight into this topic - make sure you read my article on: Holistic performance - A systems way to achieve results). ISPI EMEA conferences are purposefully intimate in size (limited to 100 participants) with a format, content and presenters designed to attract executives and professionals from [...]

Don’t miss the ISPI EMEA 16th Annual Conference in Italy!2020-07-16T13:01:41+00:00

Part 3: Manager and consultant… Mind the gap!

2020-07-16T13:02:45+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Part 3 of a series of articles on the 10 standards for Performance Improvement. “Mind the gap” is a phrase we all know too well, or rather if you have travelled to London and used the underground rail system.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “gap” as follows: Lack of balance A problem caused by some disparity An incomplete or deficient area A wide difference in character or attitude In our world of Performance Improvement we should “find the gap” and then “mind the gap”!  Sadly, in many organisations today gap [...]

Part 3: Manager and consultant… Mind the gap!2020-07-16T13:02:45+00:00

Part 2: Is value overrated and overused?

2020-07-16T13:07:14+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Part 2 of a series of articles on the 10 standards for Performance Improvement. The media is overburdened with “value” deals and bargains. We are continuously bombarded by retailers to buy and spend. And they find creative ways to lure us into shopping malls and online stores. Consultants are continuously being asked, “What value will you add?” Managers want staff to add value in the work they are doing. But do they know how to? In part 1 of this series, I focused on holistic performance as a mindset shift [...]

Part 2: Is value overrated and overused?2020-07-16T13:07:14+00:00

The series: The 10 standards for Performance Improvement 

2020-07-16T13:10:30+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Part 1 of a series of articles on the 10 standards for Performance Improvement. Most of us have a favorite pair of jeans we can slip into without thinking. It is a comfort, a habit, a self-confident feeling when wearing those jeans. Unlike a tangible product like jeans, performance in any organisation is a complex issue, but it need not be uncomfortable; in fact, it should become a habit. Redefining sustainable performance in any organisation is not an easy task. And Levi Strauss & Co. understands this very well. [...]

The series: The 10 standards for Performance Improvement 2020-07-16T13:10:30+00:00

Change performance and mitigate risk

2020-07-16T13:13:13+00:00

For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. In the next decade, more than a third of jobs won’t need a human to do them. As Alan Hosking writes “Unless you’ve just returned from a long stint on Mars, you will be very familiar with all the talk, articles, presentations and workshops that are shouting out the same message: Big changes are coming and they’re unprecedented in terms of their scope, impact and magnitude (read full article here).” The future workplace… The automation of processes will unfortunately mean that the basic tasks people perform will be taken [...]

Change performance and mitigate risk2020-07-16T13:13:13+00:00
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