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Snyder, Dawn – Performance and Instruction, 1984
A graduate student who has participated in a student internship program in business presents seven rules to follow to make the experience most effective. (MBR)
Descriptors: Business, Communication (Thought Transfer), Discovery Processes, Guidelines
Starr, Linda – Performance and Instruction, 1984
Presents 10 time management strategies to help administrators save time. The strategies discussed include lists, deadlines, work delegation, skill development, teamwork, flexibility, avoiding interruptions and procrastination, converting waiting or traveling time into productive time, and use of forms. (MBR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Check Lists, Efficiency, Guidelines
Thiagarajan, Sivasailam – Performance and Instruction, 1984
Presents eight noninstructional strategies for improving employees' performance in any organization. These alternatives to instruction include job redesign and reassignment, recruitment, organizational development, facilities and tool redesign, incentive and feedback systems, and provision of a strong rationale for the desired performance so…
Descriptors: Consultants, Facility Improvement, Feedback, Improvement Programs
Orton, Ann F. – Performance and Instruction, 1984
Describes a situation within an organization where a new problem-solving and decision-making program was being instituted and the development of a preparation program to acquaint program leaders with the changes. Objectives of the preparation program and elements of the guide and video that were utilized are discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decision Making, Guides, Instructional Development
Clark, Greg; And Others – Performance and Instruction, 1992
Describes a method for training technically qualified personnel to become competent instructors for corporate and industrial training programs. The method identifies 24 teacher behaviors that promote effective learning, and a copy of an Instructor Feedback Observation Form which includes these behaviors is provided. (two references) (LAE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Rating Scales, Industrial Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Kaufman, Roger – Performance and Instruction, 1994
Identifies essential elements for a useful needs assessment audit as a performance improvement tool. Pertinent terms are defined; a needs assessment audit checklist is provided; rating the needs assessment process is discussed; and other approaches to needs assessment are described. (Contains five references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Check Lists, Criteria, Needs Assessment
Yancey, Challey – Performance and Instruction, 1996
An important part of the instructional design process involves interviewing subject matter experts (SMEs). Discussion includes three elements of developing a successful working relationship with SMEs: (1) establish rapport; (2) use behavior conducive to gathering information; and (3) conclude the interview on a positive note. (AEF)
Descriptors: Behavior, Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Seeking, Inquiry
Repinski, Marilyn; Bartsch, Maryjo – Performance and Instruction, 1996
Describes a five-step approach to performance management which includes (1) redefining tasks; (2) identifying skills; (3) determining what development tools are necessary; (4) prioritizing skills development; and (5) developing an action plan. Presents a hiring model that includes job analysis, job description, selection, goal setting, evaluation,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Job Analysis, Job Development, Job Performance
Willard, Marsha – Performance and Instruction, 1992
Defines and discusses self-training systems and explains strategies for successfully implementing such systems. Highlights include marketing the program; budgeting for the program; preparing the program administrator; preparing the learners, including motivation and resource availability; monitoring progress; and enhancing transfer of training.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Budgeting, Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods
Westgaard, Odin – Performance and Instruction, 1984
Describes an operations audit as a means of reporting the effect of such interventions as training programs on organizational productivity; discusses the value of an accurate mission statement; describes an audit conducted to learn effects of management training programs at Lutheran General; and reviews steps and measurement techniques of…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Industrial Training, Job Performance, Measurement Techniques
Yelon, Stephen; Druckman, Leora – Performance and Instruction, 1993
Explains the need for interpersonal skill standards to ensure that employees' interpersonal skills are as appropriate as their technical skills. Highlights include using groups to define interpersonal skill standards; how to derive interpersonal skill standards by consensus; and an example of interpersonal skill standards for doctors. (LRW)
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Group Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Organizational Theories
Weiss, Elaine – Performance and Instruction, 1994
Discusses how to design effective user interfaces for computer-based training (CBT) programs. Four types of interfaces are described: presentation, including consistency; conversation, including feedback and flexibility; navigation; and explanation, including online help. A job aid for evaluating CBT interfaces is included. (Contains 13…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Man Machine Systems
Loosmore, Judy – Performance and Instruction, 1994
Presents guidelines for using color effectively in instructional communication. Topics addressed include an explanation of color mixing; color schemes based on the color wheel; contrast; background, text, and highlights; consistency; symbolic associations; and color testing. (four references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Color Planning, Communication (Thought Transfer), Guidelines, Instructional Effectiveness
English, Gary – Performance and Instruction, 1994
Discusses time management training based on the theory that it should be a conceptual, psychological, and sociocultural process aimed at the management of self and relations with others. Guidelines for effective time management training are suggested, including supporting social needs, self-awareness, and encouraging creativity. (LRW)
Descriptors: Creativity, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Management
Dean, Peter J. – Performance and Instruction, 1994
Discussion of ethics focuses on the role of human performance technology professionals in helping corporate ethicists. Highlights include definitions of ethics, morals, values, and business ethics; ethics in academia and in business; and application of the knowledge of ethics to decision-making. (Contains 18 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Ethics, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship
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