Category Archives: Education

How to Develop a High Performing Workforce as the Economy Recovers from Recession

Stephen J. Gill– is a guest contributor.
An Independent Consultant for Human Performance

He publishes a blog at: http://ThePerformanceImprovementBlog.com.

Evidence indicates that most of the U.S. and other developed countries are starting to emerge from the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 30s. The likelihood that we will return to those conditions again in the near future depends on the financial and operational viability of companies, but also, to a great extent, on how well companies manage their employees. If executives don’t attend to the factors that determine a high performance workforce, their companies will not thrive and survive.

Some researchers estimate that as many as a third of employees will “jump ship” as soon as hiring takes off again. These employees are not content with their current situations and are just waiting for new opportunities to become available. Those who remain, feeling survivor-syndrome stress, will not be fully engaged in their work and will not perform at their best. Having lost much of their talent, with institutional wisdom walking out the door, and with a remaining workforce that lacks motivation, these companies will not be able to compete in their marketplaces. Continue reading



Technology and Education

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The international economy of the future will depend more and more on the development and application of new technologies and on our educational system.

How well we convert new scientific knowledge into practical benefits will have much to say about the growth of nations, the rise of living standards, and the well-being of the global population that is estimated to double within the next fifty years.

Yet it seems that our policy-makers and our educational institutions and the constituents they service are allergic to the accelerating rate of progress.

Our political, and to some degree unfortunately, our educational systems are not yet equipped to anticipate and assimilate change. Continue reading