People and Performance

I spend the majority of my time helping people to maximise their potential to perform and have been doing this for many years. In this time, I have found “monitoring” to play a major role in respect to enabling positive performance.

However, often people get confused as to what “monitoring” actually is. I think one way of  explaining this is to use the analogy of the flight deck of an aeroplane where the pilot can view data to ensure the plane is functioning to its optimal level. This data is generated by technology that “monitors” the performance of the engine etc and the data is illustrated in the dashboard.

My job is to know what data needs to be generated and monitored so we can be sure HUMANS  are  performing to their optimal level. The issue is that we “monitor” so many non-living objects very effectively but we do not monitor the living human on a regular daily basis.  

 Check ups at the doctor can be a “monitoring” experience with blood pressure and other variables measured but how is this optimising day to day performance? The regular daily analysis of important data is vital in maximising the performance of people.

What data is illustrated on your dashboard?

Do you have a dashboard for those that are working for you? 

Are you or your staff performing to their optimal level?

If we have regular data for things that we use why not have it on ourselves? It’s crazy that we have more up to date information on our cars than we have on the people driving them.

The most important asset we have is people,  however,  too often we put far greater emphasis on other assets than the Human. By the implementation of a monitoring system that collects, analyses and presents regular information we can help maximse the potential of people  to perform.

 

 

Wasting time

We are all going to die.If that short sentence takes your breath away or makes you feel uneasy its time to make some changes. The fact is WE are not going to live forever and so its time to make the most of what we have.

Too many days are lost on worrying about what we can’t control, gossiping about people we can’t change and being sad because we are not happy. It is TIME to make a stance and realise that we are just WASTING way to much time. Its time to realise that

  1. Worrying will never win any battles
  2. Gossiping will never have any positive outcomes, and
  3. We have so much to be happy for

Our issues often come from looking IN rather than focussing OUT. What have you done for others lately? What are you doing for society? Do you realise just how lucky you are?

Life is too short for wasting time and its time for us to enjoy every minute and make the most of every day as you never KNOW how many you have left.