Archive for Advice

Peregrine Helps Bay Area Training Professionals Learn Concepts and Principles of Gamification

“The least exciting element of any game is the points, badges or leaderboards. People don’t play a game just for points, they play for mastery, to overcome challenges and to socialize with others. The most effective gamification efforts include more than points and badges — they contain elements of story, challenge and continual feedback as well as a high level of interactivity.” —Karl Kapp

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Design, Development, eLearning, Facilitation, Games, Gamification, Performance Support, Project Management, Rapid Instructional Design

Leave a Comment (0) →

Fun, Informative Evening on How to Design and Create Training Games

“Gamification is the use of game elements, mechanics and thinking to engage, motivate action, promote learning and solve problems.”

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Games, Innovation, Job Aids, Performance Support, Presentations, Project Management, Tools, Training

Leave a Comment (0) →

Behind-the-Scenes at Russ’ TED-style Talk, I4PL Toronto 2016

At Peregrine, as instructional systems designers, we encourage our clients to go beyond traditional ‘smile’ sheets and evaluate actual on-the-job performance—the performance of their employees and customers, but also the performance of their training teams and departments. I think this is, actually I know it is, often difficult for them. It’s risky. Sometimes I think participating in a good, solid feedback loop is scarier than a flying hatchet, but it’s also one of the shortest routes to better performance.

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Delivery, Development, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Rapid Instructional Design, Speaking, Systems Thinking, Training

Leave a Comment (0) →

Great Turn-out, Valuable Insights at ATD Job-Aids Workshop

SANTA ROSA, CA – We had a fantastic turnout last night at the Golden Gate (North Bay) ATD meeting. Peregrine Performance Group facilitated the meeting. Our focus was How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids. We discussed the characteristics of a “damn good” job aid, some differences between “good” and “bad” (exemplary and sub-par) job […]

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Analysis, Consulting, Development, Job Aids, Learning Organizations, Performance, Performance Support, Tools, Training

Leave a Comment (0) →

Dunbar’s Number and the Limits of Friendship

I read a fascinating article this weekend by Maria Konnikova about Dunbar’s number, the nature of friendship and the limits of social media. Dunbar’s number, in short, is the number of people with whom you can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which you know who each person is and how each person relates to every […]

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Research

Leave a Comment (0) →

What fosters innovation? A respectful clash of ideas.

“Some of the best discussions are passionate but respectful, so that you leave a meeting without feeling like you’ve lost something, even though your point of view may not have been the one that was adopted. That is what fosters innovation in a company — a clash of ideas, but a respectful clash.”

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Development, Feedback, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance

Leave a Comment (0) →

What (If Anything) Were They Thinking?

A great article by Jerry Useem on the relationship between culture and decision-making in which he delves into the origins of corporate evil and idiocy: What Was Volkswagon Thinking? A few quotes: On the Challenger space-shuttle disaster (1986) – “[D]amage to the crucial O‑rings had been observed after previous shuttle launches. Each observed instance of damage… […]

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Decision Making, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Systems Thinking

Leave a Comment (0) →

Trends in eLearning for 2016

We’ve long been fans of job-aids. Recall Joe Harless’ famous line, “Inside every fat course there’s a thin job-aid crying to get out.” While eLearning courses are certainly not going away, we’re seeing growing interest in the design and development of just-in-time resources (i.e., performance support tools).

Read more... →

Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Design, eLearning, Four-Door Model, Learning Organizations, mLearning, Mobile, Research, Tools, Training

Leave a Comment (0) →
Page 1 of 2 12