Maven says: "I need a vacation"; Motley says: "Slacker"

Maven: You know what, Mot? I’m taking a vacation. It’s been a great year, but I need a bit of time off. It is the holiday season, after all.   Motley: Slacker. You hardly do any work as it is!   Maven: Well, I don’t produce much in the way of tangible results, but I…

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Motley says: "Human Performance Technology? I guess I better brush up on my robotics." (HPT Part 3)

Summary   Motley: Training is the best solution to most problems. If a developer doesn’t know how to do something, teach that person. Problem solved.   Maven: Training is only one solution, and may not be the best one. Consider Human Performance Technology and address the problem with a results focus from both an environmental/team…

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Motley says: "I fear public speaking more than I fear dying!"

Summary   Motley: Speak at a conference?!? Are you insane?!? No public speaking for me!   Maven: Speaking at a conference is a great way to build confidence and influence not just your company, but the industry. ______________________________   [Context: We’ll continue with HPT Part 3 next time. For now, Motley and Maven’s buddy James…

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Motley says: "Human Performance Technology? Do I need a profiler for that?" (HPT Part 2)

Summary   Motley:  Human performance technology is about behavioral psychology? I have no background in that, so I can’t use it!   Maven: Leverage a very simple model that encourages root cause analysis and problem solving along 6 primary dimensions – expectations and feedback, tools and processes, incentives, knowledge and skills, capacity, and motivation. ______________________________…

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