ISPI Performance Digest
Feb. 10, 2015

2015 instructional design trends: Calling IDs to action
eLearning Industry
Attention, fellow instructional designers! Our industry is all about learning and change, but our target audiences are not the only ones who should be learning. This in-depth article will help you stay at the forefront of 2015 instructional design trends. And it's not just a list of the trends, but also a "compass" with calls to action to help you implement them. More

How the science of learning explains the Super Bowl victory
Will At Work Learning
Sports is sometimes a great crucible for life lessons. Players learn teamwork, the benefits of hard work and practice, and how to act in times of success and failure. Learning professionals can learn a lot from sports as well. The 2015 Superbowl is a case in point.More

Work smarter, not harder, with these 4 simple lifestyle changes
Attempts to increase productivity — multi-tasking, working longer hours and remaining constantly tied to technology — often backfire. The harder we work to get more done, the more likely we'll feel frustrated by our lack of attention span and reduced performance. These four simple habits can help you get the most productivity out of the least amount of time and effort.More

Surely there's a better way to say that
Big Think
Hazard pay should be offered to people whose jobs require frequent interpersonal contact, because there's nothing safe about it. No two people think alike, and yet most of us communicate each day — contrary to extensive evidence — as if others should understand us regardless of how well or poorly we express ourselves.More

7 secrets of 'servant leadership' that will lead you to success
By serving their employees, corporate leaders can build a happier, more productive business with a better bottom line. All servant leaders share two fundamental beliefs about the people they lead, and engage in five practices that put these beliefs into action.More

Attribution error: 1 of the biggest problems in workplace performance
Have you ever noticed that most workplace issues stem from someone's lack of awareness of their impact on others? The higher you go in the hierarchy, the bigger and more widespread the problems created by a lack of awareness become. So, what can we do about it?More

Replace smile sheets with actual results
Imagine "416 learners from 52 stores. 18,174 mandatory on-the-job assignments completed, 1,143 of those reviewed and approved by the learners' managers. 15,086 written comments on results and learning shared among the learners." Now imagine that you're on your way into a senior management meeting and you just got these figures from your L&D guy. More

The human side of value stream mapping
The Karen Martin Group
When you think of value stream transformation, what are the most common desired outcomes that come to mind? Shorter lead times? Higher quality? Reduced expenses? These are all noble pursuits that can be accomplished more easily through the proven practice of value stream mapping. However, the deepest transformational benefits from well-executed value stream mapping activities are often people-based.More

The science behind Brian Williams's mortifying memory flub
The Washington Post
When we tell stories about our lives, most of us never have our memories questioned. NBC's Brian Williams, like other high-profile people in the past, is finding out what happens when someone does. But the fact is false memories are not that uncommon, especially for highly emotional events. More

Ways to unlock your employees' performance potential
Success Factors
A powerful transformation is underway: More successful small and mid-sized businesses are embracing "strategic HR" to drive higher performance, productivity and profits. But you probably know it hasn't always been this way. More

Making investments in people count: Measure, align and optimize
Learning Solutions Magazine
For over 100 years, human resource management and training (or learning and development, as we call it now) have been more of an art than a science. Today, with better systems for measurement and computation, we are learning that those organizations that pay attention to "big data" and act on it compete more successfully.More