I was recently drawn into a discussion on LinkedIn while trolling one of my groups to comment on a topic “How long should micro-Learning be?” Great question and timely since micro-learning (ML) seems to be receiving a lot of press lately. My answer was simply, “It should be long enough!” Hey now…that’s better than the stock performance consultant response of “It depends!” But it does depend…it depends on whether you are looking through a training lens or a performance lens. Read more…
Why build training content as a priority if there is an asset you could build that closes an existing performance gap? I’m not saying “forget training”; rather, I’m suggesting that closing the performance gap should be FIRST PRIORITY. Designing and building an asset to support performance at the Point-of-Work is actually one of the first steps that shape the core premise of Intentional Design. (See Figure #1) AND…the asset may well wind up in Training…just not as a priority. Read more…
Boss: “I have some unfortunate news.”
Me: (thinking to myself) ‘Here we go…again…’
Boss: “Your position has been eliminated effective a week from Friday.”
Me: “Hmmm, something tells me this is not a joke.”
Boss: “I’m sorry. This is no joke.”
(Not sure that’s the correct spelling for a rim shot, but that’s the audio clip that played in my head.) Read more…
To answer the question suggested by the title I offer another question – “Who gives a rip?” – as long as the end-game drives sustained workforce capability. The correct ratio is only correct if the end-game is reached. Read more…
Recently, I learned that it takes approximately 30 square miles of ocean for a loaded oil tanker to reverse course 180 degrees. That seems like a lot of ocean, but then, that’s a lot of boat to turn around – and a lot of momentum related to the existing course direction. It’s funny how momentum proves to be the primary challenge and source of resistance when standing in the way to a change in direction. While 30 square miles represents useless trivia, the significance and parallels represented by factors of time, effort, and mind space to change direction and overcome the momentum of long-held L&D strategies are no less remarkable. Read more…
Sorry, but this had to happen sooner than later, and I don’t expect a tidal wave of agreement…a few ripples will do. Even early warning signs of a tsunami are as subtle as the tide slowly receding from the shore. Yeah, this is about Performance Support…you expected something different from me? Ain’t happenin’! I’m done filling sandbags to protect the institution of training. You’ll find me on a board swimming out to catch the wave of root causes. Read more…
Choosing to use “disruption” twice in the same statement, especially regarding the discipline of embedded performance Support [EPS] is not just a tactic to form a snappy title. The reason is bigger than that. Does adopting EPS as a discipline really have to be disruptive? Any good consultant would answer a question like that with two simple words, “It depends!” Why? Because there is more than one disruption going on when choosing to pursue the EPS discipline. Read more…
Organizational Change Agent &
Workforce Performance Strategist
Effective knowledge transfer, the primary objective of training, does not actually achieve the business goal of COMPETENCY – instead training only drives POTENTIAL. Competency is only reached over time at a new, post-training ground zero – the point-of-work.
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The current Training paradigm can no longer keep pace with the velocity of business demand and the continuous nature of change; especially when demand and change are both manifesting exclusively at the point-of-work.
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The rules of engagement to sustain workforce capability have changed –
so too must our paradigm.
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A Performance Paradigm represents disruptive innovation with direct implications on sustained workforce capability on a continuum that spans from point-of-entry to the point-of-work.
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Are you ready to make the shift?
Are you at a state of readiness to adopt Change?
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We should chat!
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