Performance Modeling

Performance ModelingPerformance Modeling brings the skills of your best people to the rest of your world.   What if you could help your average people raise their performance and results up to the level of your highest performers?

Your best performers probably run circles around your average employees.  There is a cognitive structure that underlies those outstanding results, but it is normally hidden.  Even your best employees can’t tell you the details of how they do what they do.  It is locked away in the unconscious structure of their automatic cognitive-behavioral processes.

Consider how hard it is to tell someone all the little steps and thoughts it takes to do something as simple as tying a shoe, performing long division, or giving corrective feedback.  Any task as complicated as swinging a golf club, investigating an accounting error, or negotiating a purchase contract is based on unconscious mental, intuitive emotional, and behavioral skills that we take for granted because, like water to a fish, we have no conscious awareness of them.  We just do what comes natural.

Cognitive Behavioral modeling unlocks those unconscious details.  It structures learning events that make them obvious. That way your average employees can put into practice what your best workers do naturally.

This goes way beyond traditional skills analysis:

  • What beliefs underlie your top people’s performance?
  • What are the three or four main environmental factors that must be present for them to be successful?
  • What mental and behavioral strategies do they most commonly use that account for 90% of their results?
  • How do they know when it is time to change their thinking approach to use secondary strategies when the original ones are not working?
  • What sustaining emotions are necessary for your exemplars to create success?
  • Are there environmental factors that are systematically making it difficult for your average workers to become great?
  • What do your top performers see, hear, and feel that lets them know whether they are likely to be successful, or need to make a course correction?

If you have excellent performers you should use them as exemplars.  You can bring the rest of your team up to their performance.  I can help This is not like traditional training development.  It focuses on the hidden patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that cause your best to be excellent.

Through audio/video technology and structured interviews and skills modeling, we will identify the differences that really make the difference.  From there we can determine whether traditional training, mentorship, or some other skills transfer technology will generate the results you want and need.

To learn more about cognitive behavioral modeling, contact me at 512-507-5464.

“Bringing the skills of the 20% to the 80% who need them most.”