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HRM: What is 'human performance technology'?

Question # 2
Since we're focusing on HRM in this class, what is "human performance technology?" (Hint to get you started: www.ispi.org/hpt_institute/) Please refer to at least one other outside reference (web site, article, book, etc.) that addresses HPT. What additional insights did you gain from the web site above as well as your second reference?

Question # 3
What do you think makes people want to feel satisfied on the job and therefore more productive? Please support your rationale with two outside references. (In fact, if someone has "job satisfaction," will that person automatically be more productive?)

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Question # 2
Since we're focusing on HRM in this class, what is "human performance technology?" (Hint to get you started: www.ispi.org/hpt_institute/) Please refer to at least one other outside reference (web site, article, book, etc.) that addresses HPT. What additional insights did you gain from the web site above as well as your second reference?

To define Human Performance Technology, we must begin by defining each
word - human, performance, and technology - within the HPT context:

? Human precedes performance technology due to the fact that the HP
technologists deal with the performance of people operating within results-oriented systems. The HP technologist is focused on how to enhance individual human performance by looking at the organization, the process and the individual in the defined setting.

? Performance in the HPT context is defined as the outcomes and
accomplishments valued by the organization or system that one works in. These accomplishments are what HP technologists are concerned with.

? Technology is a term that within the HPT context has been used increasingly to denote the application of procedures derived from scientific research and professional experience to the solution of practical problems. Merged with the word performance and introduced into the workplace it suggests objectivity and systematic procedure, it implies the application of what is known about humans and organizational behavior to the enhancement of accomplishments, economically and effectively, in ways that we value within the work setting.

From this I conclude that a key component of HPT is that is multi-disciplinary and systemic. This is important since organizations are typical composed of complex array of operational ...

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