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July 8, 2009
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No Easy Task: Building a Better Government Performance System
from OMB Watch
Today, Accenture, the Georgetown public Policy Institute (GPPI), and OMB Watch officially released a report, "Building a Better Government Performance System: Recommendations to the Obama Administration", that outlines six key principles that are essential in the reform of government performance systems. More

HPT and the Knowledge Revolution
from ISPI Performance Xpress
by Marc J. Rosenberg, PhD, Marc Rosenberg and Associates

There’s a "perfect storm" brewing in the training field. A combination of budget cuts, which could be permanent, the rise of ridiculously easy to use web 2.0 technologies, and the realization (finally!) that most learning takes place on the job, portend radical changes for our profession. Perfect storms bring images of disaster, but for human performance technology (HPT), it is more like a perfect opportunity. More

GM Faces ‘Cultural Change’ as Tie-Ups Temper Control
from Bloomberg
General Motors Corp., poised to exit bankruptcy protection, will be forced to rely on partners in Germany, China, South Korea and Russia for about half of its sales. More

Report Faults Performance Bonuses for Contractors
from The Washington Post
Federal agencies have awarded billions in bonuses to contractors regardless of whether the work was deemed satisfactory, according to a Government Accountability Office report released last week. Government-wide guidance issued in 2007 by the Office of Management and Budget recommended that agencies link award fees to results and prohibit payments for poor performance. More

Organizational Psychology: The Science of the Workplace
from The Examiner
Believe it or not, "work" actually has its own science. It’s called “organizational psychology,” with “organization” usually referring to “the workplace” but also to other entities that could be considered organizations – for example, clubs, churches or even a local scrapbooking group. More

Embrace and Engage in the Culture of Your Workplace
from The Washington Post
For better or for worse, a person's success in the workplace is often measured not only by technical proficiency, but also by the ability to understand the culture of the organization and work effectively within it to exercise influence and get things done. More

Will Bernanke Keep His Job?
from CNN Money
In the next six months, President Obama faces one of his biggest and most important decisions about the economy. Should Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke keep his job? More

Great Management is Key to Great Employee Performance
from Reliable Plant
Nearly every day we hear that in tough economic times we need more from our employees. We need them to have more control of expenses, a greater focus on efficiency, greater effort and more innovation. If you wait until times are tough to ask these things from your employees, you are already in trouble. More

Long-Distance Relationship Troubles
from Human Resource Executive
New research shows a significantly steep downside to using "virtual teams," compared to working teams in the same location, such as problems with miscommunications, unresolved issues and lower productivity. But it doesn't have to be that way, experts way. More

$9.2M to General Dynamics for U.S. Army MEDCOM Lean Six Sigma Support
from Defense Industry Daily
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, received a 3-year, $9.2 million task order to improve business processes at the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Office of the Surgeon General. More

ISPI Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program: The Power of One
from ISPI
ISPI understands the power of professional networking. That is one of the cornerstones of our organization’s history. We want to continue to provide our members with a network of talent and resources that understand Human Performance Technology (HPT) methods, tools, and techniques.

That is why we are asking YOU, through The Power of One, to reach out to your network and refer new talent to ISPI. You can introduce your colleagues to all the benefits of ISPI membership including educational and networking opportunities, publications, career development, and so much more while helping to grow Your Society. More

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