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The Engagement Effect: Human Performance Improvement

The Engagement Effect: Human Performance Improvement
What is Human Performance Improvement? The Human Performance Improvement process is very similar to Human Performance Technology. HPI provides you with a systematic process to follow on what can often be a not-so-systematic path. In addition to identifying human performance gaps and their possible solutions, this standardized approach offers the ability to measure the success of your efforts and eliminate the guesswork that follows when a performance gap must be evaluated. HPI is results-based and systematic. Rather than focusing on a ‘wants-based’ or ‘needs-based’ approach, HPI follows a ‘results-based’ approach to improving performance, distinguishing it from many HRD (human resource development) activities. The Human Performance Improvement process is very similar to Human Performance Technology. Top HPI for Your Business The process of analyzing performance begins with a analyzing your business, which allows you to focus on the goals for your business. HPI Begins With Your Goals

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