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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Improved Performance and Our New App — This Week at Peregrine

This week at Peregrine Performance Group we’re wrapping up some projects with existing clients and tuning up our new app! Active Projects Document Management Software We recently delivered a new suite of eLearning resources and job-aids to Roche, the world leader in biotech. In order to meet their operations goals, Roche Pharmaceuticals Regulatory Technology hired Peregrine […]

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Posted in: Clients, Consulting, Job Aids, News, Performance Support, Training, Uncategorized

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New Projects and Speaking Gigs — This Week at Peregrine

This week at Peregrine Performance Group we’re excited to be starting new projects with new clients and preparing for a few more speaking engagements! Expansion of Customer Education Offerings Together with our partner, Anuja Dharkar, we’re helping an organization that specializes in marketing automation software build out their customer education offerings. The plan for this project is a series of […]

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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.”

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