“In the absence of proof, let evidence be enough.”
– Donald Kirkpatrick
Our Raison d’Etre
We all have the same 24 hours in every day. To perform at an optimal level, we have to constantly prioritize, reprioritize, and triage issues that arise. We judge what situations need the most immediate attention, and we assume which ones have the most impact on our bottom line.
For years, training industry research has demonstrated that managers and executives play a mission critical role in enabling transfer of learning to the job after employees attend training, but true Return on Investment (ROI) studies remain elusive. They can be costly and time intensive, are often unrealistic to do, and assume baseline metrics and data have been collected, which isn’t usually the case.
We assert that organizations need to be able to demonstrate the value of investment in training or other programs, a much more viable proposition than attempting to conduct ROI studies for which the effects of a single intervention cannot be isolated.
Managers and executives play a critical role in facilitating sustainable organizational change and consistent, high performance. Our research has shown there is a strong, predictable correlation between the level of management support and the extent to which employees transfer learning into on-the-job behavior change. Unfortunately, the learning needs of managers and executives on how to best support and facilitate on-the-job behavior change are often neglected.
Another of the most challenging tasks we all face in today’s complex world is how to efficiently sift through and synthesize information, determine what is most important, and translate and disseminate these data in a meaningful way that contributes to the bottom line. Information, messages, and leadership actions need to be authentic, credible, forward-moving, timely, and not viewed as another organizational initiative or passing fad. Putting all of these pieces together is key to ultimate business, program, and individual success.
Because what really is at the heart of an organization’s ability to perform optimally? People. We assert that to make sustainable organization changes, the human beings in the organizations must change. We are here to help make that transformation possible because Your Success is Our Most Imperative Dimension.