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Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance, Tribute Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9615-4
416 pages
August 2013, Pfeiffer
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What People Have Said About Human Competence:

"Among the ideas bulging from this classic work: performance exemplars, potential for improving performance, behavior-accomplishment distinction, performance matrix, ACORN troubleshooting test, performance audits, states, Worth = Value - Cost, knowledge maps, mediators, and job aids. The great accomplishments Gilbert left behind will continue to profit behavior analysis and performance improvement for a long, long time." --Ogden Lindsley, Behavior Research Company

"Human Competence is probably the most borrowed and least returned book in my library. It?s good to have it in print more than once, so that I can keep replacing it, and rereading it for new insights from the original master of HPT." --Rob Foshay, TRO Learning, Inc.

"Human Competence stands not only as a tribute to Tom's genius, but also as the best single source of ideas about performance technology. It is a 'must have' for anyone serious about changing the performance of individuals or organizations." --Dick Lincoln, Centers for Disease Control

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part One: The Leisurely Theorems.

1. A Leisurely Look at Worthy Performance.

2. Measuring Human Competence.

3. The Behavior Engineering Model.

Part Two: Models of Performance Analysis.

4. The Performance Matrix.

5. Troubleshooting Performance.

Part Three: Policies, Strategies, and Tactics.

6. Information and Competence.

7. Knowledge Policy at Work.

8. Knowledge Policy at School.

9. Knowledge Strategies and Tactics.

10. Motivation and Human Capital.

Part Four: Theoretical Considerations.

11. Performance Engineering in Perspective.

Appendix: An Application of Performance Engineering.

Index.

Case History Index.

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Author Information

Widely held as the "father of performance improvement," Dr. Gilbert's work continues to be integral to workplace performance professionals around the world. A long-time leader in his field, Dr. Gilbert was voted the first Honorary Life Member of the International Society for Performance Improvement.
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Reviews

"Human Competence stands not only as a tribute to Tom's genius, but also as the best single source of ideas about performance technology. It is a 'must have' for anyone serious about changing the performance of individuals or organizations."
—Dick Lincoln, Centers for Disease Control

"Human Competence is the crowning achievement of a most remarkable man. But more than that, it is the performance technologist's foundation. Read it with zest, but read it with the intent of learning as much as you possibly can."
—Odin Westgaard, Hale Associates

"Tom's work has given me the framework to help others in a powerful way—it is a big part of my message of respecting and valuing people at work."
—Elizabeth Guman, Performance Insights

"Human Competence is a must read for anyone wishing to become a true performance improvement professional."
—Peter Dean, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

"Among the ideas bulging from this classic work: performance exemplars, potential for improving performance, behavior-accomplishment distinction, performance matrix, ACORN troubleshooting test, performance audits, states, Worth = Value - Cost, knowledge maps, mediators, and job aids. The great accomplishments he left behind will continue to profit behavior analysis and performance improvement for a long, long time."
—Ogden Lindsley, Behavior Research Company

"Human Competence is probably the most borrowed and least returned book in my library. It's good to have it in print once more, so that I can keep replacing it, and rereading it for new insights from the original master of HPT."
—Rob Foshay, TRO Learning, Inc.

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