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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

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

Holistic performance: A systems way to achieve results

2020-07-16T13:11:52+00:00

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 [...]

Holistic performance: A systems way to achieve results2020-07-16T13:11:52+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

The fall of traditional PM systems

2020-07-16T12:02:36+00:00

For decades organisations have been fixated on performance management systems that measure and rate an individual's performance.  Managers tirelessly try to improve their staff's performance and productivity and seldom succeed.  In addition, the whole process often leaves employees anxious and demotivated. So why is this practice continuing? It seems the system is broken... What started as a sound theory has evolved into something that is not conducive to improving performance in organisations. This is probably the reason why many big companies are abolishing traditional systems and opting for something closer to the original core of performance management.  They have also realised this is more in line with the modern-day employee/work [...]

The fall of traditional PM systems2020-07-16T12:02:36+00:00
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