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.
In our quest to improve performance and change productivity we are sometimes overwhelmed with the pressure of speed of delivery, speed to market, speed to satisfy clients’ needs, speed to execute to earn credibility and build relationships.
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 Improvement Consulting Workshop on the 6th and 7th of March in Johannesburg! Here’s what this two day workshop will cover: To download the workshop overview as a PDF – click here. To learn more about this event please contact: Belia Nel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to reserve your seat please contact: Patricia Ramokgadi at email@example.com.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Holistic performance is underwritten by ISPI in its 10 International Standards. In this article, I will show you how - by applying a trusted way of focusing on holistic performance - you can achieve sustainable results and impact. If you want to “dust off” your Human Resources, Learning and Development (L&D) strategy, you need this. The performance landscape is changing so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up with the new models and theories that constantly emerge. Working with clients over a number of years, I have found that a holistic [...]
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 [...]
For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. If you’re working in the field of HR or in management, there’s no doubt that performance improvement forms a key component of your profession and daily work. But in 2017, the emphasis is on people and their performance will take on a whole new focus. Here are 8 Performance Improvement predictions that will (no doubt!) impact your workplace in 2017: 1. PEOPLE FOCUS People will become the focus again and management will begin to understand that training and skills development is not always ‘the carrot’ that attracts or retains [...]
For more information about Improvid Performance Consulting visit our Human Performance Improvement website. Economists are preparing us for a challenging 2017 and the goal is simple: ‘Spend less and achieve more’ to prepare for 2020. While this might seem a difficult task, it’s undoubtedly possible for those managing performance at all levels to achieve – from the first-time supervisor to the executive. Recently, I showcased 8 Performance Improvement Predictions for 2017. Today I want to take a closer look at my first prediction – People Focus – and show you how by addressing performance gaps in your organisation, you can maximise the [...]