ISPI Performance Digest
Apr. 14, 2015

Getting the most out of a professional conference
Conferences can be highly effective at helping you advance a wide range of professional objectives. To get the most out of any conference, avoid being a passive attendee. Use these tips to help you make the most of the conference experience.

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Communication best practices for BPI project success
Communication is essential on every project — and Business Process Improvement (BPI) projects are no exception. Clear communication enables for socializing, or getting buy-in, to the project. It enables the project manager and the BPI project team to learn who supports the project (champions) and who is against the project (resisters.)More

Building strategies for measurement and management
Chief Learning Officer
Most learning departments either already have a measurement strategy or want to create one. Yet, very few have a management strategy or even know what one would look like.More

Design a work-life improvement pilot project
Harvard Business Review
While performance goals are always top of mind for managers, many overlook the role of employee work-life balance in driving that performance.More

Peer-review scandals shake up scholarly journal community
Cait Harrison
Call it a new form of academic cheating. Peer reviews for scholarly journals have come under the spotlight lately — and the future isn't looking so bright. More

Dealing with underachieving employees
Billy Arcement
In today's competitive work environment, leaders are charged with maximizing employee productivity, minimizing costs and improving profits — not always an easy task to keep all three going strong. Among the monitoring responsibilities, people performance is high on the list. So, how should a leader approach an employee who is clearly underachieving and impacting productivity, costs and profits?More

Performance evaluations that employees and managers love
Hank Boyer
What is your first reaction to the phrase "annual performance evaluation"? If you are like most managers and employees, you don't really care for them. But it does not have to be that way.More