Saturday, March 29, 2008

Human Performance Excellence

Do you want learn how-to maximize your organization's work system efficiency, optimize employee and process performance, cut waste, and increase profitability?

Then discover a multi-pronged approach to organizational effectiveness. Workforce performance management is emerging as the primary path toward providing greater alignment of corporate goals and visibility into both individual and organizational performance.

Maximizing the performance of the global workforce is quickly becoming a top priority in the executive offices of thought-leading organizations. Organizations that excel in developing the workforce tend to be high performers and dominate their markets.

The solution:

Step 1:
Read "Read Human Competence; Engineering Worthy Performance", by Thomas F. Gilbert.

  • Gilbert, Thomas F. "Human Competence; Engineering Worthy Performance". New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1978

The book cover flap;
Not just another run-of-the mill book on human performance, this provocative volume offers you a new system for getting the most out of people. Sharply departing from standard theories of human behavior, this guide details approaches that have already proved their worth in many companies and schools. Shattering many a precedent, it give you scores of innovative new ideas for, developing people.

Here are just two of the solid benefits that you can expect from the methods explained in this remarkable book:
  • You can reduce training time and costs (in industry and in schools) by two thirds while you double training effectiveness.
  • You can increase people's productivity by 50% to 200% and often more, while making their jobs more interesting and less demanding.These startling claims are fully validated as the author shows you, step0by-step, how it is possible to achieve these results in your company or school.

The secret? An original theory of engineering human performance, coupled with a detailed plan of action based on proven applications in industry, government, and the schools. Grounded on brilliant principles and sound applications and educational practice, this result-getting volume....

  • Explains how to identify people who have the potential to be exemplary performers
  • details various economic models for reducing expenses, increasing productivity, improving learning, and other benefits. Plus special easy-to-use worksheets for putting these models in action.
  • Shows how to diagnose causes of performance failure - and how to tailor the best remedies to each problem.
  • Reveals a remarkable easy way to improve the competence of employees and students substantially.
  • Describes a general procedure for measuring any performance - and for translating these measures into economic opportunity.
  • Shows how to design training and educational systems that bring better results than ever before.
Upsetting many established ideas, the book dramatically illustrates how the regulation of behavior actually promotes incompetence. It also reveals the relative ineffectiveness of popular "assessment center" approaches to human performance. It proposes instead an accomplishment -based self-motivated selection, assessment, and development system that is far more effective and equitable than any than now exist.

Sharply departing from the standard theories of human behavior, this provocative volume provides scores of proven examples and innovative ideas about how to improve human performance, both at work and school. It will intrigue anyone interested in theories an d procedures for improving human performance. But it is a must for those whose business is human competence - managers - educators, psychologists, industrial engineers, and many other scientists.

About The Author
Thomas F. Gibert holds a Ph.D degree in psychology and served on the faculties of several universities, including Harvard and the University of Georgia. In 1961 he originated a system , call "amthetics." In 1967 he founded the Praxis Corporation, devoted to improving human performance in industry, government, and education. Dr. Gilbert is a recognized leader in his field and was voted the first Honorary Life Member of the National Society for Performance and Instruction.

Step 2:
Take a tour of to see how you can cost-effectively optimize employee work performance in your organization while improving employee attraction and employee retention.

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