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ERIC Number: ED355375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-27
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Implementing Gilbert's PIP Formula in the Workplace.
Cardinale, Loretta A.
Gilbert (1978) developed a Potential for Improving Performance (PIP) formula based on worth, value, and cost. Worth related the value of a performance to its cost. The PIP related the worth of exemplary performance to the worth of average performance. This offered an opportunity for improvement by making appropriate changes through training or other means. Application of Gilbert's PIP formula to an assessment of training needs resolved a training decision in a collating department. A permanent staff of five workers who assembled sample books was supplemented with regular temporary workers. Rank ordering of data according to employee experience showed newer employees produced fewer books. By using the group configuration, experienced employees' productivity decreased. The decision was made to train one trainer and standardize procedures by establishing a stationary training workstation for new employees. Gilbert's PIP formula was also applied to chemistry courses in a community college. Due to increased demand, reducing lab time was considered. Two instructors of chemistry laboratory sessions logged the amount of time students required to complete the lab. Observation of lab sessions showed that, when the instructor required students to read the lab handout ahead of time and complete a quiz at the beginning of the lab, students finished sooner. The PIP differed from traditional measures by taking the view that people will perform according to their potential when given the opportunity and offered an alternative to extensive statistical data analysis. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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