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 email@example.com, or to reserve your seat please contact: Patricia Ramokgadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Without a doubt - make sure you take the time to watch (and read!) the following movie and book about the story of McDonalds: "Grinding it Out" by Ray Kroc "The Founder" starring Michael Keaton Both the book and movie offer the most compelling business case, illustrating all the gaps and factors inhibiting performance, as well as the indicators for success once the problems and opportunities have been identified and analysed. It is a great read, view and discuss for any management team!
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 [...]