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Defining performance improvement

What is your own definition of performance improvement, based on your experiences? Why have you selected this definition? How does it relate to HPT?

What are the distinguishing features that underlie the performance improvement process?

According to our text, ""Human performance technology is the study and ethical practice of improving productivity in organizations by designing and developing effective interventions that are results-oriented, comprehensive, and systemic"(Pershing, 2006).

Handbook of Human Performance Technology: Principles, Practices, and Potential, 3e
Chapter 1: Human Performance Technology Fundamentals
ISBN: 9780787965303 Author: James A. Pershing
copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Just need your opinion and input with these 2 DQs.

What is your own definition of performance improvement, based on your experiences? Why have you selected this definition? How does it relate to HPT?

This is a very good question! As you already know, performance improvement measures the output of a particular working initiative or a procedure of some type and then modifies the initiative or procedure in order to increase efficiency or the effectiveness of the process. For example, if I were to try to play new piece of sheet music on my cello, at first I would be horrible at it! Then I would evaluate what I was doing wrong, try new things in order to improve my performance, and develop a new system in order to see more effective results. In the end, I would see great results (or so I hope)! This definition was selected because it is the best way to explain that no one develops a strategy for effective performance the first time something new is tried. It takes a process of studying what works and what does not and then using this study to find more effective and efficient ways to produce results. This relates to human performance technology because it emphasizes that people must look at ...

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