Archive for Innovation

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.”


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

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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.







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

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Welcoming New Associates, Reviewing Awards Entries — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we welcome two new associates and wrap up our reviews of entries to the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology awards program. Terry Teplitz is a training and organizational development specialist with more than 20 years of experience developing programs that improve employee productivity. Her specialties include program management, instructional design, vendor […]


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Posted in: Consulting, Development, eLearning, Implementation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, News

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Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

Wrapping-up Onboarding Needs Analysis Report for SAP — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we’re putting the final touches on a report for SAP that summarizes the results of close to 100 interviews with SAP new hires, managers and onboarding program stakeholders. The interviews focused on capturing the current state of SAP’s generic onboarding program and making recommendations for improvements. One of the most valuable […]


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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Design, Evaluation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance, Performance Support, Research, Uncategorized

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Systems Thinking and The Five Whys

Systems Thinking and The Five Whys

A Favorite Resource: The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook Last week I was speaking with one of our new consultants about the importance of systems thinking, especially when solving problems, and I was reminded of one of my favorite resources, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994, Senge, Kleiner, Ross, et al.), and a customer story. I love the […]


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Posted in: Consulting, Creativity, Evaluation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance, Systems Thinking, Tools

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North Bay Managers’ Forum — Inaugural Gathering (12 Sep 2014)

On 12 Sep 2014, Peregrine Performance Group — the North Bay’s leading workforce performance improvement firm — will host the first quarterly gathering of North Bay managers at the North Bay Managers’ Forum. About the Event Part training event, part networking forum, part support group, the North Bay Managers’ Forum (NBMF) is a new, extraordinary, […]


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Posted in: Consulting, Development, Innovation, Manager Tips, Tools, Training

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Cowboys, Pit Crews, Doctors and Checklists — A Summary of What We Do

In this TED video, Atul Gawande discusses cowboys and pit crews. And, inadvertently, offers a brilliant summary of what we do here at Peregrine every day — help managers (a) analyze complex problems, (b) develop systems that help solve those problems, and (c) begin implementing those solutions.







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Five Creative Ways to Implement An Idea

“Whether simply proposing a new idea or preparing to implement one, you must expect to encounter obstacles. This is especially true for radical ideas. New ideas are often met with resistance. Don’t be surprised by this. Call on your inner warrior to help you prepare for a world with its defenses up.”







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Edward Tufte Disses NSA’s PowerPoint Skills as ‘Dreadful’

“Say what you like about the NSA’s Internet-monitoring PRISM program. One thing is clear from the leaked slides that revealed it to the world: The top intelligence agency in the U.S. has some pretty awful PowerPoint skills.” – Chris Taylor







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Posted in: Consulting, Creativity, Design, eLearning, Innovation, Manager Tips, Performance, PowerPoint, Tools

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